Czernik 9 (Lund 83) Open Cluster in Cassiopeia

Located at: RA 02 hours 33 minutes 36 seconds, Dec +59 degrees 53 minutes 00 seconds

Size: 5.0' (10') Magnitude: -- Class: III 2 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, 300 minutes (30 x 10 minute subs), 11/14/2008; seeing 3.2-4.0 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: This cluster is only about 18 minutes almost due south from Czernik 10. The little nebulous patch at the extreme east edge of this image (left) is UGCA 34 (Wein 19, Mafffie 1, etc.)(1.8'x1.3', 11.4v mag, Cl:S0- pec:), a highly obscured local galaxy . According to "Star Clusters", by Brent Archinal and Steven Hynes, the size of Czernik 9 is 10 arc minutes