NGC 1502
Open Cluster in Camelopardalis

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  NGC 1502 is an open star cluster of about 45 stars in Camelopardalis. This open cluster is one end of an asterism known as 'Kembel's Cascade' named after the late Father Lucian Kemble (1922-1999) who first reported observing it. The 3 most brighter stars towards the right side are part of that cascade. NGC 1520 contains two Struve binaries, Struve 484 and 485 (HR 1260).

Location & Date Backyard, Abbott Observatory - Dec 3, 2008
Temperature - Low 30's F
Telescope TMB 130SS Refractor, F/7 on a Losmandy G11, Prime Focus, Image scale 1.68 arcsec/pixel
Camera SBIG ST-2000XM w/CFW8, AO8
Astrodon Tru Balance LRGB Filters
CCD temp -15C
Exposure Times (L) 12 X 5, (R) 6X5, (G) 6X5,(B) 6X5 Minutes, Bin 1x1
Other Information Image acquisition/focus/guiding/dither - CCD Autopilot w/CCDSoft
Focus - Moonlite Motorfocus w/FocusMax
Image Processing * Images Plus 3.75 beta 3- Calibration, Grading, Normalize, Alignment, Mix Max Excluded Average Combine, N/R, mild DDP
* Adobe CS - L+RGB combine, Levels, Curves, Sharpening, Cropping, NR, JPEG conversion

© 2008 Michael A. Siniscalchi