Berkeley  18 (King 22, Lund 162) Open Cluster in Auriga

Located at: RA 05 hours 22 minutes 12 seconds, Dec +45 degrees 27 minutes 30 seconds

Size: 20' (12') Magnitude: -- Class: II 1 r

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -25c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Red (Hoya 25A) filter, 190 minutes (19 x 10 minute subs), 01/5/2007

Processing:

CCDStack 1.1, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

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

Notes:

This image was a little tough to process. Capella (Alpha Aurigae), at magnitude 0.08, is just 1.1 degrees to the northwest (upper right) of the center of this cluster.

According to "Star Clusters", by Brent Archinal and Steven Hynes, the size of this open cluster is 12.0 arc minutes