(IAAC) Obj: Berkeley 5 - Inst: 8" SCT, Celestron, manual fork

Observation Poster: Don Clouse <dlcdeepsky@insightbb.com>
Observer: Don Clouse
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11/2/2002, 12:45am EST
Location of site: southern Indiana, 35 miles west of Louisville, KY  USA (Lat +38d 7m, Elev 780 ft)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" SCT, Celestron, manual fork
Magnification: 100x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): Berkeley 5
Category: Open cluster.
Class: IV 1 p
Constellation: Cas
Data: mag ?  size 3.0'
Position: RA 01h:48m  DEC +62d:56m
At 100x (20mm Ultrascopic, 31' TFOV), Berkeley 5 is a sparse group of 5 direct
vision stars.  It is dominated by a 3' line of the 3 brightest members aligned
NW/SE.  Averted vision adds 3 more stars.  Overall, it is a 3' wide, roughly circular, group of 8 stars that is detached from the field.
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