NGC 2395 (Lund 338, Cr 144) Open Cluster in Gemini

Located at: RA 07 hours 27 minutes 13 seconds, Dec +13 degrees 36 minutes 30 seconds

Size: 12' (15') Magnitude: 8.0 Class: IV 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:

Lumicon Red filter, 250 minutes  (25 x 10 minute subs) 02/10/2010; seeing 2.5-3.2 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 1.6.1, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

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

Notes:

This image replaces a red filtered 75 minute Track & Accumulate image from 04/12/2006.

According to "Star Clusters", by Brent Archinal and Steven Hynes, the size of this open cluster is 15 arc minutes.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 2395

NGC 2395 = Cr 144 = OCL-502 = Lund 338
07 27 13 +13 36.5
V = 8.0;  Size 12

13.1": scattered cluster of roughly 50 stars mag 10 and fainter in 15' field, 
not rich.  The Medusa Nebula (Abell 21) lies 30' SE.

- by Steve Gottlieb