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(IAAC) Obj: King 18 - Inst: Celestron 8" SCT, fork



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Observation Poster: Don Clouse <dlcdeepsky@insightbb.com>
Observer: Don Clouse
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 9/3/2002   1.02am EST
Location of site: southern Indiana, USA (Lat 38N, Elev 780 ft.)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Celestron 8" SCT, fork
Magnification: 135x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): King 18
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 2 2 p
Constellation: Cep
Data: mag   size 4.0'
Position: RA 22:52  DEC +58:18
Description:
At 135x (15mm Panoptic, 30' tfov), King 18 is a faint cluster with about 15
members with a moderate range of brightness, scattered over a 5' field.  A 5'
arc of 8 stars precedes the cluster by 5'.  I initially mistook this asterism
for the cluster as it is somewhat brighter.
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