Herschel 400 Objects

NGC 1513: Open Star Cluster (Perseus) RA: 04h 09.9m / DEC: +49° 31'.0
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

This open star cluster is conveniently located amidst several bright stars in Perseus. Then again, is there any object in Perseus not near a bright star? In any event, 4.3 magnitude Lambda (47) Persei shines about 1 degree to the northwest. 1.4 degrees to the southeast, you will find 4.1 magnitude Mu (51) Persei. Finally, 4.0 magnitude 48 Persei is stationed south of NGC 1513 by 1.8 degrees. Take your pick. My sketch renders a 129X view in the 10-inch Starfinder Newtonian. 8.4 magnitude NGC 1513 is centered with the tighter association of approximately 25 stars being cluster members. These are scattered across a 9' diameter area. The brightest stars shown within the cluster are at 11th magnitude, according to the GSC. Another 16 field stars complete the view.

NGC 1502 NGC 1528


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