NGC 609 (Lund 50, King 3, Cr 16) Open Cluster in Cassiopeia

Located at: RA 01 hours 36 minutes 24 seconds, Dec +64 degrees 32 minutes 12 seconds

Size: 3.0' Magnitude: 11.0 Class: II 3 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 Deep Sky filter, 220 minutes (22 x 10 minute subs), 11/19/2007

Processing:

CCDStack 1.3, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

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

Notes: See the 14.5" version.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 609

NGC 0609 = Cr 16 = King 3 = OCL-325
01 36 27 +64 32.2
V = 11.0;  Size 3

13.1": faint, fairly small, diffuse, about six very faint stars over unresolved 
haze.  Located 10' SSW of mag 6.6 SAO 11875.

8" (1/1/84): not found

Discovered by d'Arrest.  Alister Ling gives a position of 01 36 27 +64 32 12 
based on Megastar.  The NGC, RNGC and Sky Cat 2000 position is about 1 tmin too 
far E!

- by Steve Gottlieb