Ruprecht 148 (Lund 140, Basel 9,  OCL 408) Open Cluster in Perseus

Located at: RA 04 hours 46 minutes 35 seconds, Dec +44 degrees 42 minutes 36 seconds

Size: 3.0' (4.0') Magnitude: 9.5 Class: IV 1 p

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -25c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 240 minutes (24 x 10 minute subs), 12/26/2017; seeing 2.9-4.1 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing: CCDStack 2.94.6355.18107, Photoshop CS5.1
Location:

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

Notes:

Searching for another (see Waterloo 1) 'one night' object to image, and came across the open cluster "Ruprecht 148" in 'Deep Sky Planner' (v5.1.3). Hard to tell anything is there; Center star is IRAS 04429+4437.

According to  "Star Clusters", by Brent Archinal and Steven Hynes, the size of this open cluster is listed as 4.0 arc minutes. Skiff calls it a "sparse group". 'Star Clusters' position is the same as my charting software (Megastar v5.0.14), but the CDS has a slightly different position: see CDS image/data.