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(IAAC) King 14 - 8inch F/10



Observer: Yann POTHIER (France)
Your skill: advanced (many years)
Date and UT of observation: 21 December 92, ab22h00UT
Location & latitude: La Clapiere Obs. (France, latN44 40 00, longE06 27 36)
Site classification: rural, alt.1650m (5500ft)
Limiting magnitude (visual): 5,6
Seeing (1 to 5 - best to worst): 3
Moon up (phase?): no
Instrument: Meade 8inch F/10
Magnification: 87x
Filters used: no
Object: King 14
Category: open cluster
Constellation: CAS
Object data:  v8.5 - diam.7' - trumpler type III2p - 20 stars of v11: and
fainter
RA/DE: 00h31.9m, +6310'
Description: round cluster not completely resolved with about 12 stars of
mag.11, 20 of mag.12-13 and 10 of mag.14-15; estimated diameter of 10',
quite condensed, nebulous background, very similar to its two neighbours
(NGC 146 at 12' in PA38 and NGC 133 at 14' in PA341. K14 stands 15'NW of
x CAS.

I can provide a scanned scheme of King 14 to anyone who can read the binhex
encoding of Eudora (for Mac); just mail me to try
(ypothier@abi.snv.jussieu.fr), it works sometimes with other
configurations...


Yann Pothier	tel: 01 43 41 43 29
11 impasse Canart, 75012 PARIS, FRANCE
Email: ypothier@abi.snv.jussieu.fr
Site : http://pegase.unice.fr/~skylink/publi/cielextreme