NGC 2126 (Lund 202, Cr 78) Open Cluster in Auriga

Located at: RA 06 hours 02 minutes 34 seconds, Dec +49 degrees 52 minutes 00 seconds

Size: 6.0' Magnitude: 10.2 Class: III 2 m

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:

Red (Hoya 25A) filter, 190 minutes (19 x 10 minute subs), 01/24/2007

Processing:

CCDStack 1.1, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

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

Notes: From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 2126

NGC 2126 = Cr 78 = Mel 39 = OCL-418
06 02 34 +49 52.0
Size 6

13.1": 25-30 stars mag 12-14.5, fairly dense, small, pretty cluster.  The 
cluster is dominated by mag 6.1 SAO 40801 which lies on the NE side of the 
cluster.

8": 20 stars mag 12-13.5.  Located close SW of a mag 6 star, appears rich with 
averted vision.

- by Steve Gottlieb