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:

14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 470 minutes (47 x 10 minute subs), 12/17/18/2015; seeing 2.6-4.4 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.90.5589.16047, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes:

I imaged this cluster, and NGC 1605, after M 74 ... Looks like Christmas week will be cloudy. See the 8" version.

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