Dolidze 16 (Lund 157, OCL-435) Open Cluster* in Auriga

Located at: RA 05 hours 14 minutes 36 seconds, Dec +32 degrees 43 minutes 00 seconds

Size: 12' (6.0') Magnitude: -- Class: IV 2 p n

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 Deep Sky filter, 180 minutes (18 x 10 minute subs), 01/12/2008; seeing 2.9-4.4 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 1.3.2, 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, the size of this open cluster is 6.0 arc minutes: From Comments, "Skiff: Not visible in 0.3 degree field." This unimpressive open cluster centered in this image contains a faint field of reflection nebulae that have been cataloged as MCG galaxies ... Megastar v5.0.12 labels four objects as galaxies (MCG +5-13-1/2/3 & 4) in various parts of the nebulous field contained within the cluster. However, the 'Atlas of Galactic Nebulae', by Th. Neckel and H. Vehrenberg, list the several stellar looking objects as GN 05.11.2, a reflection nebula (field), with an accompanying image from the POSS I blue plate. A CDS search for 25 minutes around  the field reveals MCG, GN and LEDA names, and categorized them as reflection nebulae