Stock 19 (Lund 6, OCL-274, C 0001+557) Open Cluster in Cassiopeia

Located at: RA 00 hours 04 minutes 39 seconds, Dec +56 degrees 04 minutes 54 seconds

Size: 3.0' (2.0') Magnitude: -- Class: III 1 p

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 460 minutes (46 x 10 minute subs), 10/2/5/6/2011; seeing 2.3-4.5 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.24.4110.20701, Photoshop CS 5.1

Location:

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

Notes: Some positional difference between my sources for this non-descript cluster ...

The CDS lists Stock 19 at 00h 04m 24.0s, Dec +56d 01m 59s, about 3.5 minutes SSW of my listed position.

My charting software (Megastar v5.0.13), and "Star Clusters", by Brent Archinal and Steven Hynes, both agree with the position I have given. "Star Clusters" give the size as 2.0 arc minutes. Comments from "Star Clusters" are "Skiff: Center star is HD 240492. Aliases : Lund 6; OCL 274; C0001+557."

The classification given by both (III - Detached ... No concentration toward center; 1 - Small range in brightness; p - Poor (less than 50 stars)) seems to agree with the image appearance