NGC 1496 (Lund 122, Cr 44) Open Cluster in Perseus

Located at: RA 04 hours 04 minutes 32 seconds, Dec +52 degrees 39 minutes 42 seconds

Size: 6.0' (3.0') Magnitude: 9.6 Class: III 2 p

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 Red filter, 550 minutes (55 x 10 minute subs), 12/6/7/2011; seeing 2.4-3.4 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.65.4464.17853, Photoshop CS5.1

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.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 1496

NGC 1496 = Cr 44 = OCL-396 = Lund 122
04 04 32 +52 39.7
Size 6

17.5": 20 stars mag 12-15 in a 5' region elongated E-W.  The cluster consists 
mainly of a semicircle open to the E with several nice close pairs!  The 
brightest mag 11 star is on the NE end of the semicircle and the SE end is a 
very close double.  An isolated mag 10 star is 4' SW and 0.8' NE of this star is 
an evenly matched mag 14 pair at 7" separation.

- by Steve Gottlieb