Object: Nonex/Open clusters NGC 358 & 366       Constell: CAS

NGC358/366
RA:1h 05.2m/1h 06.4m    Decl:+62° 02'/+62° 14'  Epoch: 2000
Mag: (11.5m)/12m        Size: 3'/3'             Type: -/II 3 p

Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Jyväskylä, Finland
Date/Time:22./23.4.1994, 21.30

Telescope: N 205/1000
Magn: 133x              Filter: -
Field: 22'              NE Lim.mag: 5.0m
Background sky: 4       Seeing: 3
Weather: 2/3 Moon high S. -12 °C. A poor night.

Brightness: both 3      Alt: 50°
Description: NGC358 is a "nonex" -cluster while NGC366 is a real
cluster. Both looks like nothing but chance asterisms and are
very poor and uninteresting.

NGC366: Four about 11.5m stars and a few fainter ones forming a
small group. Boring. Near the NE edge of the field.

NGC358: Three bright stars in a vS triangle. A somewhat fainter
(13m) star and a few 14m stars surround it and make it actually
a more clusterlike object than -66. In the SW part of the field.

Both groups were seen with 40x as very small but obvious knots.