Open Cluster in Perseus

Uploaded 12/17/2000

With the small 10 arcminute field of my 12.5 inch, only the center of this loose open cluster is seen here. An extra surpise came when several background 17th - 19th magnitude galaxies were also recorded, none of which is cataloged in Megastar. The easiest one to see is the edge on object at the bottom, between two bright stars.

Instrument:  12.5" f/5 Newtonian
CCD Camera:  SBIG237
Exposure:  5x5mins
Filters:  None
Location:  Payson, Arizona
Elevation:  5150 ft.
Sky:  Seeing 8/10, Transparency 9/10
Temperature:  25 F

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