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(IAAC) King 16 - 8inch F/10



Observer: Yann POTHIER (France)
Your skill: advanced (many years)
Date and UT of observation: 26 December 92, ab20h00UT
Location & latitude: La Clapiere Obs. (France, latN44 40 00, longE06 27 36)
Site classification: rural, alt.1650m (5500ft)
Limiting magnitude (visual): 5,8
Seeing (1 to 5 - best to worst): 4
Moon up (phase?): no
Instrument: Meade 8inch F/10
Magnification: 87x
Filters used: no
Object: King 16
Category: open cluster
Constellation: CAS
Object data:  v10.3 - diam.3' - trumpler type II3p - 35 stars of v12.5: and
fainter
RA/DE: 00h43.7m, +6411'
Description: little cluster, not evident, composed of 2 stars of mag.11, 2
of mag.12 and 2-3 of mag.13-14, on a nebulous background (more visible in
the center); estimated diameter of 3.6'; a mag.9 star stands 13'NW from the
center among a mag.11 line of 3 stars (WNW-ESE orientated); Berkeley 4 is
at 18'NW (PA41).

I can provide a scanned scheme of King 16 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