NGC 1444 (Lund 119, Cr 43) Open Cluster in Perseus

Located at: RA 03 hours 49 minutes 27 seconds, Dec +52 degrees 39 minutes 18 seconds

Size: 4.0' Magnitude: 6.6 Class: IV 1 p

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, 190 minutes (19 x 10 minute subs), 10/10/2008; seeing 3.0-4.0 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 1.3.7, 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 1444

NGC 1444 = Cr 43 = OCL-394 = Lund 119
03 49 26 +51 39.3
V = 6.6;  Size 4

17.5": at 220x, about 20 mag 7-14 stars scattered in a 5' diameter, not rich or 
impressive.  The group mainly consists of a bright double star ?446 = 7/9 at 9" 
with a third fainter mag 13 star 12" NE of the bright mag 7 star.  Just W is a 
line of four mag 10-12 stars oriented SW-NE.

8": consists of a mag 7.5 star with 7 faint stars just W.  The brightest star is 
?446 = 7.5/9.0 at 10".

- by Steve Gottlieb