NGC 1193 (Lund 99, Cr 35) Open Cluster in Perseus

Located at: RA 03 hours 05 minutes 56 seconds, Dec +44 degrees 23 minutes 00 seconds

Size: 2.0' (3.0') Magnitude: 12.6 Class: I 2 m

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, 280 minutes (28 x 10 minute subs), 12/5/2008; seeing 2.3-3.0 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 1.4, 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 3.0 arc minutes. See the 14.5" version.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 1193

NGC 1193 = Cr 35 = OCL-390 = Lund 99
03 05 56 +44 23.0
Size 2

17.5": this faint open cluster consists of an elongated glow with five faint 
stars mag 14-15 superimposed and a mag 11 star at the W edge.  Located 4' ESE of 
a wide pair of bright stars (7.7/9.5 at 1.1').  This is a fairly old open 
cluster with age ~ 4.2 billion years.

- by Steve Gottlieb