DoDz 8 (Lund 750, OLC-104) Open Cluster* in Hercules

Located at: RA 17 hours 26 minutes 24 seconds, Dec +24 degrees 11 minutes 36 seconds

Size: 14' Magnitude: 6.8 Class: IV 2 p (Asterism)

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, 240 minutes (24 x 10 minute subs), 07/17/2008; seeing 2.6-3.3 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 1.3.7, 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, DoDz 8 is an Asterism ... Brian Skiff [1994] has shown this group of stars not a true cluster. Aliases are Lund 750 and C1724+242