(IAAC) IC 1434 - 4.25" F/8

Observer: Yann POTHIER (France)
Your skill: advanced (many years)
Date and UT of observation: 12 July 1991, early morning
Location & latitude: La Clapiere Obs. (France, latN44 40 00, longE06 27 36)
Site classification: rural, alt.1650m (5500ft)
Limiting magnitude (visual in UMi): 6.0 with averted vision
Transparency (1 to 5 - best to worst): ?
Seeing (1 to 5 - best to worst): ?
Moon up (phase?): no
Instrument: Newtonian 115mm (4.25") F/8
Magnification: 36-72x
Filters used: -
Object: IC 1434
Category: open cluster
Constellation: LAC
Object data: 8'x8'; discovered by Espin as a nice cluster with branches,
stars mag12-15
RA/DE: 21h39.1m, +5251' (2000)
Description: at 36x, larger than NGC 7296, estimated about 6', 3-4 stars of
mag8-9 on an nebulous background; the stellar background is rich; at 72x, 6
stars are separated on a still fuzzy glow.
Yann Pothier
11 impasse Canart, 75012 PARIS, FRANCE
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