Czernik 8 (Lund 82) and King 4 (Lund 87) Open Clusters in Perseus and Cassiopeia

Center of field at approximately: 02 hours 34 minutes 27 seconds, Dec +58 degrees 54 minutes 23 seconds

Size: 6.0' (2.0') and 3.0' (5.0') Magnitude: 9.7 and 10.5 Class: II 2 p and III 1 p

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -10c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 240 minutes (24 x 10 minute subs), 11/15/2008; seeing 2.9-3.9 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 1.4, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

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

Notes:

Czernik 8 is in the southwest (lower right) in Perseus, around the 'bright' star, and King 4 is at the northeast (upper left), in Cassiopeia. Both are recognizable as clusters.

According to "Star Clusters", by Brent Archinal and Steven Hynes, the size of Czernik 8 is 2.0 arc minutes, and King 4 is 5.0 arc minutes