NGC 1348 (Lund 112, Cr 41) Open Cluster in Perseus

Located at: RA 03 hours 34 minutes 09 seconds, Dec +51 degrees 25 minutes 12 seconds

Size: 6.0' Magnitude: -- Class: III 2 m

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Deep Sky filter, 180 minutes (18 x 10 minute subs), 12/14/2007

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 1348

NGC 1348 = OCL-391 = Lund 112
03 34 09 +51 25.2
Size 6

18" (11/23/05): at 225x, this unimpressive cluster appears ~4'x3',  
elongated NW to SE with roughly 20 stars resolved.  Includes two mag  
10.5-11.5 stars, a few mag 12 stars with the remainder mag 13-15.   
The stars are fairly evenly distributed with a couple of tight clumps  
of stars on the south side.  Appears fairly well-detached in a low  
power field, though not eye-catching.  Located two degrees NE of  
Alpha Persei (Mirphak).

- by Steve Gottlieb