Berkeley 50* (IC 1310*, Espin 6) Open Cluster in Cygnus

Located at: RA 20 hours 10 minutes 01 seconds, Dec +34 degrees 58 minutes 13 seconds

Size: 4.0' (3.0') Magnitude: -- Class: II 1 p n

North is up

West to the right


8" f5 Newtonian reflector


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


Lumicon Red filter, 720 minutes (72 x 10 minute subs), 08/8/9/10/11/12/2010; 2.2-3.1 FWHM per CCDStack


CCDStack 2.10.3848.16825, Photoshop 7.0


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

Notes:* According to "Star Clusters", by Brent Archinal and Steven Hynes, this object is IC 1310, and the size is 3.0 minutes. From Comments - "See notes. Archinal: Discovered by Espin [1894], and later rediscovered as Berkeley 50." Excerpt from "Star Clusters" Extended Notes on Catalog Objects - "Updating his position to 2000.0 shows that it falls precisely on the DSS position of the cluster Berkeley 50, revealing that these objects are the same (see Figure 4.35). The name should be changed from Berkeley 50 to IC 1310 in the Lund Catalogue." The NGC/IC Project has no updated information on this IC object. This field is approximately 48 minutes SSE from B 147, and the faint background nebulosity is the same nebulosity that makes up the "Fish on the Platter" area seen in Michael Stecker's image. Also, see this image by Bernhard Hubl, a  wide field DSLR color image of this area