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(IAAC) Obj: King 14 - Inst: Celestron 8" SCT



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Observation Poster: Don Clouse <dlcdeepsky@home.com>
Observer: Don Clouse
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: October 7, 1999,  9:45pm EST
Location of site: Golden Pond, KY (Lat 37, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: <6.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6-7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Celestron 8" SCT
Magnification: 85x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): King 14
Category: Open cluster.
Class: Trumpler Type III 2 p
Constellation: Cas
Data: mag 8.5  size 7'
Position: RA 00:32  DEC +63:10
Description:
At 85x (24mm Ultima, 36' true field), about a dozen stars of varing brightness
are visible.  It is a relatively large 12'x8' cluster with an irregualr shape
and no centralization.  NGC146, NGC133, and King14 all fit easily in the same
36' field.
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