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(IAAC) Obj: Cr 463 - Inst: 12x45 binoculars



Observer: Ante Perkovic
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: January 13th 2003.
Location of site: Kasjuni beach, Split, Croatia (Lat 43.5 N, Elev 0m)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: 12x45 binoculars
Magnification: 12x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): Cr 463
Category: Open cluster
Class: III 2 p
Constellation: Cas
Data: mag 5.7  size 36'
Position: 0148 +7157
Description:
Around 2/3 of the way from Polaris towards epsilon Cas, 2 * separated
around 1o30' can be seen with the naked eye: 50 Cas (m=3.95) and 48
Cas (m=4.52). The cluster is slightly to the W and consists of 5 - 6
brighter (mags 8.2 to 9.2) stars with around 10 stars barely visible.