Czernik 18 (Lund 132, OCL 426) Open Cluster in Taurus

Located at: RA 04 hours 27 minutes 48 seconds, Dec +30 degrees 57 minutes 00 seconds

Size: 10' (6.0') Magnitude: -- Class: IV 1 p

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 230 minutes (23 x 10 minute subs), 02/5/2018; seeing 2.8-4.3 per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.94.6355.18107, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes:

One more image in Taurus ... The next couple of days are supposed to be windy (moderate Santa Ana's), so I didn't want to start a several night image sequence.

The small galaxy next to the 'bright' star (mag 11.7) is UGC 3050 (mag 15.0, 0.7'x0.7', cl: S).

According to "Star Clusters", by Brent Archinal and Steven Hynes, the size of this open cluster is listed as 6.0 arc minutes.

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