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.