(IAAC) Stock 24 - 8inch F/10

Observer: Yann POTHIER (France)
Your skill: advanced (many years)
Date and UT of observation: 24 December 92, about 19h30 UT
Location & latitude: La Clapiere Obs. (France, latN44 40 00, longE06 27 36)
Site classification: rural, alt.1650m (5500ft)
Limiting magnitude (visual): 6,2
Seeing (1 to 5 - best to worst): 4
Moon up (phase?): no
Instrument: Meade SCT 8" F/10
Magnification: 87x, x145
Filters used: no
Object: Stock 6 / NGC 886
Category: open cluster
Constellation: CAS
Object data:  diam.20' / trumpler type IV2p / 30 stars of v10: and fainter
RA/DE: St 6 = 02h23.7m, +6352'; NGC 886 = 02h23.5m, +6347'
Description: little cluster quite rich, condensed with a nebulous
background; nice star field; about 20 stars are resolved in a 7' diam.
area, with 2 stars of mag10-11, 8 of mag.11-12 and 10 of mag13-14; two
granulous patches are apparent on the cluster in the N and WSW parts: they
are giving the cluster an irregular appearance; some mag8-9 stars are to be
found to the S and SW of the cluster.

I can provide a scanned drawing of Stock 24 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

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