Object: Open cluster Stock 6 =NGC886 (nonex)    Constell: CAS

RA: 02h 23.6m           Decl: +63° 52'          Epoch: 2000
Mag:                    Size: 14'               Type: IV 2 p

Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Jyväskylä, Finland
Date/Time: 22./23.2.1994, 21.55

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. Poor night.

Brightness: 3           Alt: 55°
Description: Quite clear. "Better" known as Stock 6 this is also
NGC886, a non-existent cluster according to RNGC. Size about
12'. Poor. The brightest stars are on the edges and this makes
the cluster look somewhat ringlike. The ring is slightly
flattened N-S. Only a few vF stars are seen in the central
parts. About a dozen fainter (13-14m) outliers bring the total
up to about 25. 

Herschels original descr "A coarse straggling cl; not rich; 10'
or 12' diam. Stars 9...13." describes this cluster well.