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Last update: 2017-11-14

VdS FG

- Open Clusters & Asterisms (Del) -

And (3) Cep (25) Cyg (23) Lyr (2) Sct (4) Vir (1)
Aql (7) CMa (3) Del (1) Mon (7) Ser (2) Vul (8)
Aqr (1) CMi (1) Dra (1) Oph (3) Sge (1)
Aur (6) Cnc (3) Gem (8) Ori (11) Sgr (5)
Cam (4) Com (1) Her (3) Peg (1) Tau (6)
Cap (1) Crv (1) Hya (1) Per (13) Tri (1)
Cas (22) CVn (1) Lac (6) Pup (6) UMi (1)

French 1 (AST)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 20×20'
Name: French 1, The Toadstool
Type: AST
Constellation: Del
Coordinates: 21h07m25.00s / +16°19'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 12.0x12.0'
A definite recommendation, because easy to find, evident and also suitable for small telescopes. The name 'Toadstool' comes from its appearance: The mushroom (why is it poisonous?) is tilted towards SW and shows a nicely curved cap. At the right side of the fungal stem you can find the galaxy NGC7025. We have named it lovingly 'Fußpilzgalaxie' (athlete's foot galaxy) ;-)

12.5" f/4.5, 72x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.2
Very nice, obvious group of stars, that really looks like a mushroom.
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