Observing site: Leistilänjärvi, Nakkila, Finland
Instrument: N250/1200 (10” Newton)
Darkness of the background sky: 4
Weather: Partly cloudy sky, calm
Objects observed: NGC 1513
During night between 11./12.8.2016, we went out with my fellow astronomy friends to have a perseid party in Leistilänjärvi, Nakkila. During the night we were able to observe several perseid meteors, and besides this, also some distant lightnings!
Besides observing perseid meteors, I also observed some variable stars and I also made one deep sky observing. The object of my choice was NGC 1513, an open cluster in Perseus, located halfway between mu and lambda Persei. Of this object I wrote following notes:
@120x: a rather small, poor cluster, the cluster is pretty well detached from it’s background, not very well concentrated. Most of the stars of the cluster appear to be in a ring-shape.