NGC 1528 (Lund 126, Cr 47) Open Cluster in Perseus

Located at: RA 04 hours 15 minutes 19 seconds, Dec +51 degrees 12 minutes 42 seconds

Size: 23' (18') Magnitude: 6.4 Class: II 2 m

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 Deep Sky filter, 110 minutes (11 x 10 minute subs), 11/3/2007

Processing:

CCDStack 1.3, 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 18 arc minutes.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 1528

NGC 1528 = Cr 47 = Mel 23 = OCL-397
04 15 19 +51 12.7
V = 6.4;  Size 24

13.1": 80-100 stars in a 20' diameter.  There are three bright stars on the W 
side including mag 8.5 SAO 24496 and mag 9.0 SAO 24501, includes many faint 
stars.  Extremely faint naked-eye object in dark sky!

- by Steve Gottlieb