NGC 1245 (Lund 103, Cr 38) Open Cluster in Perseus

Located at: RA 03 hours 14 minutes 42 seconds, Dec +47 degrees 14 minutes 18 seconds

Size: 10' Magnitude: 8.4 Class: II 2 r

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Deep Sky filter, 150 minutes (15 x 10 minute subs), 10/19/2007

Processing:

CCDStack 1.3, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

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

Notes:

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 1245

NGC 1245 = Cr 38 = Mel 18 = OCL-389
03 14 41 +47 14.3
V = 8.4;  Size 10

17.5": about 100 stars at 220x in 10' diameter.  Rich in mag 13.5-14 stars and 
includes four mag 12 stars along the W side.  Roughly circular outline and 
uniform but no concentration to the center, many stars are arranged in lanes.  A 
mag 8.5 star is off the S edge and a mag 9 star is about 5' off the ENE edge.

13": about 75 stars in a dense cluster.  Includes bright stars on the N side.

- by Steve Gottlieb