Czernik 13 (Lund 93) Open Cluster in Cassiopeia

Located at: RA 02 hours 44 minutes 27 seconds, Dec +62 degrees 19 minutes 30 seconds

Size: 5.0' (4.0') Magnitude: -- Class: III 2 p (n)

North is up

West to the right


8" f5 Newtonian reflector


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


Lumicon Red filter, 240 minutes (24 x 10 minute subs), 11/10/2008; seeing 1.8-2.8 FWHM per CCDStack


CCDStack 1.3.7, Photoshop 7.0


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


According to "Star Cluster", by Brent Archinal and Steven Hynes,  the of this open cluster is 4.0 arc minutes. In the Comments we find "DSFG: Probably not a cluster." This object (centered) looks to me as much like cluster as most of the other Czernik clusters I have imaged recently! The very faint nebulosity that runs diagonally across the center is part of the IC 1805 complex. See this image of the IC 1805 complex by Jay Ballauer, that shows the faint plume streaming to the NE from the 'Heart Nebula'