WHI B0200-03 aka "Whiting 1" Open Cluster in Cetus
Located at: RA 02 hours 02 minutes 57 seconds, Dec -03 degrees15 minutes 00 seconds
Size: 1.2' Magnitude: -- Class:--
North is up
West to the right
8" f5 Newtonian reflector
ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -25c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56
Lumicon Red filter, 380 minutes (38 x 10 minute subs), 01/8/13/2009; seeing 2.5-6.5 FWHM per CCDStack
CCDStack 1.4.1, Photoshop 7.0
Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)
|Notes:||This curious little object just below center is classified as an
open cluster in "Star Clusters", by Brent Archinal
and Steven Hynes. Information from Comments and Aliases: "Dias,
et al.  call this "Whiting 1", but the discovery paper
gives no suggestion for such a name. Alias: (5) Whiting 1".
Whiting 1 is just 12 minutes SSE from the Galaxy Cluster AGC 296, located at the upper right of this image.
AGC 296 is located at RA 02h 02m 24s, -03d 07m 00s. Size is 16.8', Class is 1 6 III. Number of galaxies 53.
This first 18 images had a 95% moon in the sky, and the sequence was interrupted by periods of fog. The second 20 in the sequence had no moon, but the off-shore Santa Ana winds had started and the seeing was much worse. The background was very uneven and tough to process, so some of the fainter background galaxies were lost. This image has been cropped and resized back to a 1530 width (original camera pixel width), so it is a little bit enlarged from most other images on my site.
See this information from the CDS on catalogued objects at this position.