2007 09 29 – Collinder 399

Sketch from the crypt

PCW Memorial Observatory, Zanesville, Ohio USA
Orion ED80, LXD75, 40mm ProOptic w/diagonal
Sketch media: Rite in the Rain paper, #2 graphite pencil, 0.5mm and 0.3mm mechanical pencils
Incomplete sketch due to moonlight washing out the stars

Collinder 399 (aka the Coathanger Cluster, Al Sufi’s Cluster, and Brocchi’s Cluster
Cr 399 is comprised of three dozen stars that spread over a degree of sky. Found in the constellation Vulpecula at 19h25.4m +20deg11′


~ by Erika Rix on August 30, 2012.

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