|NGC 1444: Open Star Cluster (Perseus) RA: 03h 49.4m / DEC: +52° 39'.6|
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder
This little jewel loiters just across the border from Camelopardalis in northern Perseus. NGC 1444 is a 6.6 magnitude open star cluster confined to a 4' diameter area, according to Lynga. My sketch presents a 129X view in the 10-inch Starfinder Newtonian. The cluster is northwest of center and includes eight 13th magnitude stars huddled around 6.7 magnitude HD 23675. 7.0 magnitude HD 23800 is visible 13'.5 to the southeast. The scene is framed by 24 field stars in addition to those already mentioned. Look for NGC 1444 about 5 degrees northeast of 1.8 magnitude Miphak, Alpha (33) Persei.
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