Messier 26 (10” Newton)

Object information
Designation: Messier 26
Popular name: None
Type of object: Open cluster (I1m)
Right ascension: 18h 45m 12.0s
Declination: -9° 24′ 00″
Constellation: Scutum
Magnitude: 8.0
Size: 15.0′
Altitude of the object: 15°
Visuality of the object: 3 (from 1-5, 5 being worst and 1 best)

Observation information
Observing session id: #1/08-09
Date: 6./7.10.2008
Time: 21.10
Location: Stormälö, Parainen, Finland
Instrument: N250/1200mm (10” Newton)
Magnification: 133x
Field of view: 23′
Filter: –

Observation conditions
NELM: 6,5
SQM: –
Seeing: 3 (from 1-5, 5 being worst and 1 best)
Transparency: –
Darkness of the background sky: 2 (from 1-5, 5 being worst and 1 best)
Weather: Clear sky, moderate western breeze

Description: Rather small, moderate open cluster. Considerably large brightness range, no clear concentration to center. The brightest stars of the cluster are in rhombical shape. Most of the stars of the cluster are in some kind of chains.

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