Jan 13, 2018 Kaʻohe, Mauna Kea, HI (map)
28cm f/10 SCT, NexStar 11" GyPSy @ 127x
Seeing: 7 Transparency: 7 Moon: 0%
Visually an unimpressive object, a mere clump of stars in the Milky Way about 5' in diameter, in the same field as NGC133 and King14
Rev. T.W. Webb
May 19, 1885 Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)
[Kappa Cas] Stands in a grand region.
― Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes, T. W. Webb, 1917
Captain William Henry Smyth
Dec 21, 1837 No. 6 The Crescent, Bedford, England (map)
150mm f/17.6 refractor by Tully 1827
A neat double star in a cluster. A 10, and B 11, both pale grey. They are near the centre of an elegant and rich, but somewhat straggling field of stars; and being too small to admit of light, their position and distance are only estimated. The vicinity is splendidly strewed with stars from the 10th to the 15th sizes, of which the most clustering part is about 8' or 9' in extent. It is closely nf of κ in the throne of Cassiopea, a beautiful individual of a bright yellow colour, and 4th magnitude.
― A Cycle of Celestial Objects Vol II, The Bedford Catalogue, William Henry Smyth, 1844
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