NGC 1883 (Lund 175, Cr 64) Open Cluster in Auriga

Located at: RA 05 hours 25 minutes 55 seconds, Dec +46 degrees 29 minutes 24 seconds

Size: 2.5' (5.0') Magnitude: 12.0 Class: II 1 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 Red filter, 240 minutes (24 x 10 minute subs), 01/1/2009; seeing 2.2-2.8 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:

This images replaces an unfiltered 90 minute Track & Accumulate image from 01/15/2006.

According to "Star Clusters", by Brent Archinal and Steven Hynes, the size of this open cluster is 5.0 arc minutes.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 1883

NGC 1883 = Cr 64 = OCL-417 = Lund 175
05 25 54 +46 29.4
Size 3

13.1": about a dozen very faint stars mag 13.5 and fainter over unresolved haze.  
Located 1.5? NE of Capella.

- by Steve Gottlieb