NGC 2194 (Lund 211, Cr 87) Open Cluster in Orion

Located at: RA 06 hours 13 minutes 46 seconds, Dec +12 degrees 48 minutes 24 seconds

Size: 10' (9.0') Magnitude: 8.5 Class: II 2 r

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, 220 minutes (22 x 10 minute subs), 01/16/17/2009; seeing 2.6-3.8 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 45 minute Track & Accumulate image from 01/09/2006.

According to "Star Clusters", by Brent Archinal and Steven Hynes, the size of this open cluster is 9.0 arc minutes.

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 2194

NGC 2194 = Cr 87 = Mel 43 = OCL-485
06 13 46 +12 48.4
V = 8.5;  Size 10

13.1": at least 50 stars in a 5' region including many mag 14/15 stars, very 
rich with averted.  Includes a few brighter stars on the E edge.

- by Steve Gottlieb