|NGC 1528: Open Star Cluster (Perseus) RA: 04h 15.3m / DEC: +51° 12'.7|
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder
NGC 1528 is found in northern Perseus near 4.3 magnitude Lambda Persei, 1.6 degrees to the southwest. A low power view (36X) in the 10-inch reveals a rich mixture of bright and faint stars gathered into a variety of patterns. NGC 1528 is centered in the drawing. Lynga estimates 40 stars belong to this 6.4 magnitude gathering. My drawing shows nearly parallel lines of 8th through 10th magnitude stars anchoring the core. About 20 additional cluster members are seen within a 20' diameter area. A close pair of 9th magnitude GSC stars are positioned 21' to the south. 6.6 magnitude HD 26857 stands just inside the field boundary 28' to the southeast. The surrounding field includes 40 stars as framework. Before leaving the area, check out nearby NGC 1545, just 1.3 degrees to the southeast.
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