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(IAAC) Berkley 62 - 8inch F/10



Observer: Yann POTHIER (France)
Your skill: advanced (many years)
Date and UT of observation: 26 December 92, ab.21hTU
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 62
Category: open cluster
Constellation: Cas
Object data: v9.3 - diam.10' - 50 stars of v10.91 and fainter - trumpler
type III2p
RA/DE: 01h01.0 +63 57
Description: medium sized cluster, easily visible, well separated in 4
stars of mag11 melted with some 10 others of mag13-14; estimated diameter
of about 8'; 4 stars of mag8 are forming a large circle portion to the S,
SO and O of the cluster (about 20' distant) and they are on Uranometria.
I can provide a scanned drawing of Berkley 62 to anyone who can read the
binhex encoding of Eudora (for Mac); just mail me to try
(ypothier@abi.snv.jussieu.fr), it works sometimes on other configurations...
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