IC 1310 (Berkeley 50) Open Cluster in Cygnus

Located at: RA 20 hours 10 minutes 01 seconds, Dec +34 degrees 58 minutes 13 seconds

Size: 3.0' Magnitude: -- Class: II 1 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 Red filter, 900 minutes (90 x 10 minute subs), 06/27/28/29/30 & 07/1/2012; seeing FWHM 2.8-3.5 per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.66.4490.32361, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes: Seems to be some confusion as to the position / identity of "IC 1310" ... My charting software (Megastar v5.0.13) identifies it as an open cluster (centered in this image) ... but some sources call IC 1310 a Bright Nebula (LBN 181) ... see this map by Bernhard Hubl that identifies objects in this general area of central Cygnus (about 3.4 degrees SSW from NGC 6888).

The CDS Aladin Previewer and The STScI Digitized Sky Survey both identify IC 1310 with the open cluster centered in this image.

From the NGC / IC Project:

NO Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for IC 1310