(IAAC) Obj: NGC 457 - Inst: 12x45 binoculars

Observation Poster: Ante Perkovic <albirejo_without_j@vip.hr>
Observer: Ante Perkovic
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: January 12th 2003
Location of site: Split, Croatia (Lat 43.5 N, Elev 0m)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 4 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: 12x45 binoculars
Magnification: 12x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 457
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Cassiopeia
Data: mag 6.4, size 13'
Position: RA :  DEC :
2 to 3 * next to Phi Cas, surrounded with very faint
"nebulosity" of unresolved stars.
The cluster is ~ 2o S of Ruchbah, next to 5-mag phi
Cas (which doesn't belong to the cluster).
The moon was 50o way and it was moderately cloudy.
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