Melotte 71 (Lund 362, Cr 155) Open Cluster in Puppis

Located at: RA 07 hours 37 minutes 30 seconds, Dec -12 degrees 03 minutes 06 seconds

Size: 9.0 (8.0') Magnitude: 7.1 Class: II 2 r

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 340 minutes  (34 x 10 minute subs) 02/16/17/2010; seeing 2.5-3.2 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 1.6.1, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

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

Notes:

According to "Star Clusters", by Brent Archinal and Steven Hynes, the size of this open cluster is 8.0 arc minutes