FSR 983* Asterism in Orion

Located at: RA 05 hours 23 minutes 06 seconds, Dec +00 degrees 37 minutes 51 seconds

Size: ~5.0' Magnitude: -- Class: Asterism

North is up

West to the right


 8" f5 Newtonian reflector


 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -25c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56


Lumicon Red filter, 450 minutes (45 x 10 minute subs), 01/17/18/2012; seeing 2.5-3.5 FWHM per CCDStack


CCDStack 2.57.4401.17183, Photoshop CS 5.1


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

Notes:* Shot this field from information in Deep Sky Wonders column by Sue French (Sky & Telescope, March 2011, pg 64-66). Got this image in between periods of high clouds, as this is our rainy season ... This object is not listed as an Open Cluster in "Star Clusters", by Brent Archinal and Steven Hynes