Berkeley 78 (Lund 329, OCL-536) Open Cluster in Canis Minor

Located at: RA 07 hours 23 minutes 42 seconds, Dec +05 degrees 22 minutes 21 seconds

Size: 7.0' (5.0') Magnitude: -- Class: II 1 p

 North is up

West to the right


 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector


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


Lumicon Red filter, 370 minutes (37 x 10 minute subs), 03/15/16/2017; FWHM 2.0-5.0 per CCDStack


CCDStack 2.93.6093.26774, Photoshop CS5.1


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


Moon has vacated the early evening skies, so I am imaging a couple of 'quickie' open clusters (see Berkeley 37), as we are to have "unsettled" weather the next week or so ...

According to "Star Clusters", by Brent Archinal and Steven Hynes, the size of this open cluster is listed as 5.0 arc minutes.