IC 361 (Cr 48, Mel 24) Open Cluster in Camelopardalis

Located at: RA 04 hours 18 minutes 51 seconds, Dec +58 degrees 15 minutes 00 seconds

Size: 6.0' (7.0') Magnitude: 11.7 Class: II 2 r

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

  ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c & -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter,  350 minutes (35 x 10 minute subs), 12/6/2014; seeing 2.9-4.7 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.84.5400.22239, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes: This December is still rainy (good), and cloudy (not so good for imaging) ... Snuck in another quick image in between clouds/rain ...

From the NGC/IC Project:

No Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for IC 361

According to "Star Clusters", by Brent Archinal and Steven Hynes, the size of this open cluster is 7.0 arc minutes