NGC 1605 (Lund 134, Cr 52) Open Cluster in Perseus

Located at: RA 04 hours 34 minutes 53 seconds, Dec +45 degrees 16 minutes 18 seconds

Size: 5.0' Magnitude: 10.7 Class: III 1 m

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 300 minutes (30 x 10 minute subs), 12/16/2015; seeing 2.8-3.6 per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.90.5589.16047, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes: I imaged this cluster, and NGC 1193, after M 74 ... Looks like Christmas week will be cloudy. See the 8" version.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 1605

NGC 1605 = Cr 52 = OCL-406 = Lund 134
04 34 52 +45 16.3
V = 10.7;  Size 5

17.5": at 220x this is a very faint cluster of 15 stars mag 13.5-14.5 in 4'-5' 
diameter.  The resolved stars appear around the periphery forming an irregular 
oval outline.  The central region is lacking in resolved stars but consists of 
unresolved haze.  Mag 7.7 SAO 39630 is 10' ESE at the edge of the 220x field.

- by Steve Gottlieb