Berkeley 14 (Lund 146, OCL-416) Open Cluster in Auriga

Located at: RA 04 hours 59 minutes 55 seconds, Dec +43 degrees 28 minutes 54 seconds

Size: 9.0' (6.0') Magnitude: -- Class: III 1 m

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c & -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 730 minutes (73 x 10 minute subs), 01/3/4/5/8/2012; seeing 2.6-3.6 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.55.4392.26193, Photoshop CS 5.1

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes: This Berkeley open cluster turned out to be a tough object to image ... with a combination of lots of moon in the sky, generally poor seeing, and breaking in a new imaging laptop ... The cluster is centered, but the very faint stars that make up this cluster didn't record very well. According to "Star Clusters", by Brent Archinal and Steven Hynes, the size of this open cluster is listed as 6.0 arc minutes.