NGC 744 (Lund 65, Cr 22) Open Cluster in Perseus

Located at: RA 01 hours 58 minutes 30 seconds, Dec +55 degrees 28 minutes 30 seconds

Size: 11' (5.0') Magnitude: 7.9 Class: III 1 p

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, 150 minutes (15 x 10 minute subs), 10/18/2008; seeing 1.9-2.6 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 1.3.7, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

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

Notes: 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 744

NGC 0744 = Cr 22 = OCL-345 = Lund 65
01 58 30 +55 28.5
V = 7.9;  Size 11

13.1": about two dozen stars in a 7' diameter including several fairly bright 
stars.  The brightest is mag 7.8 SAO 22809 at the NNE edge.  Pretty scattered 
appearance.

- by Steve Gottlieb