(IAAC) Berkley 59

Observer: Yann POTHIER (France)
Your skill: advanced (many years)
Date and UT of observation: 20 December 92, ab.20hTU
Location & latitude: La Clapiere Obs. (France, latN44 40 00, longE06 27 36)
Site classification: rural, alt.1650m (5500ft)
Limiting magnitude (visual): 5,8
Seeing (1 to 5 - best to worst): 4
Moon up (phase?): no
Instrument: Meade 8inch F/10
Magnification: 87x, 145x
Filters used: no
Object: Berkley 59
Category: open cluster
Constellation: Cep
Object data: diam.10' - 40 stars of v10.5 and fainter - trumpler type III2pn
RA/DE: 00h02.6 +67 23
Description: medium sized cluster, quite faint, 20 stars among which 2 of
mag10.5 and 15 of mag12-13; these stars are scattered, faint and difficult
to see; estimated to be 15'x10' a ligned NE-SO with a bright little group
of stars to the S side.
I can provide a scanned drawing of Berkley 59 to anyone who can read the
binhex encoding of Eudora (for Mac); just mail me to try
Yann Pothier	tel: 01 43 41 43 29
11 impasse Canart, 75012 PARIS, FRANCE
Email: ypothier@abi.snv.jussieu.fr
Site : http://pegase.unice.fr/~skylink/publi/cielextreme