NGC 1502 (Lund 124, Cr 45) Open Cluster in Camelopardalis

Located at: RA 04 hours 07 minutes 50 seconds, Dec +62 degrees 19 minutes 54 seconds

Size: 7.0' (20') Magnitude: 6.9 Class: I 3 m

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 Red filter, 200 minutes (20 x 10 minute subs), 01/7/2009; seeing 2.0-3.0 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 1.4.1, Photoshop 7.0

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 20 arc minutes.

This images replaces a 150 minute Deep Sky filtered sequence from 11/02/2007 taken in poor seeing; also see the first 60 minute unfiltered Track & Accumulate.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 1502

NGC 1502 = Cr 45 = OCL-383 = Lund 124
04 07 49 +62 19.9
V = 5.7;  Size 8

13.1": bright, striking cluster, 40 stars visible in a trapezoidal outline.  The 
brightest is the striking double ?485 = 7.0/7.1 at 18" and the cluster also 
includes ?484 = 9.0/9.5 at 5".  Located near the SE end of chain of stars 
"Kemble's Cascade".

- by Steve Gottlieb