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Last update: 2018-09-23

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- Open Clusters & Asterisms (Cam) -

And (3) Cep (25) Cyg (24) Lyr (2) Sct (4) UMi (1)
Aql (7) CMa (3) Del (1) Mon (7) Ser (2) Vir (1)
Aqr (1) CMi (1) Dra (1) Oph (3) Sge (1) Vul (8)
Aur (8) Cnc (3) Gem (8) Ori (11) Sgr (5)
Cam (4) Com (1) Her (3) Peg (1) Tau (6)
Cap (1) Crv (1) Hya (1) Per (13) Tri (1)
Cas (25) CVn (1) Lac (6) Pup (6) UMa (1)

Collinder 464 (OC)

DSS
Image source: DSS II (blue) - 120×120'
Name: Collinder 464
Type: OC
Constellation: Cam
Coordinates: 05h12m39.00s / +73°58'29.00"
Brightness / Size: v4.2 mag / 120.0x120.0'
naked eye, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
Seen as compact group of stars with averted vision.

MODERATE
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Only the 5 bright stars are apparent. Not noticeable as a cluster.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
Too large for the almost 2 degree field of view. The cluster is dominated by 5 bright stars. Overall a poor, loose cluster.
EASY

Kemble1 (AST)

DSS
Image source: DSS II (red) - 120×120'
Name: Kemble1, Kemble's Cascade
Type: AST
Constellation: Cam
Coordinates: 03h57m30.00s / +63°04'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v5.0 mag / 180.0x180.0'
The DSS image shows only an extract of the region. On the southeastern end you can find the evident cluster NGC1502.

naked eye, Bortle 4
With the naked eye the prominent chain of brighter stars is well visible.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Starting from a 5.0m star there are two opposite chains of fainter stars. Brighter stars forms a widely extended chain, which can be followed over 2°. More an object for binoculars.
EASY

NGC1502 (OC)

DSS
Image source: DSS II (blue) - 15×15'
Name: NGC1502, H7.47
Type: OC
Constellation: Cam
Coordinates: 04h07m50.00s / +62°19'54.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.9 mag / 8.0x8.0'
70mm f/5.7, 15x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
Central optical double star STF485 AE very dominant with nearly equally bright components. About 75% around the double star some scattered, fainter stars are apparent. Overall the cluster is quite evident.

EASY
120mm f/5, 23x, Bortle 6-
Central double star evident and easily split, which is surrounded by many faint stars. Very nice view!

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 7, NELM 4.5
Quite evident cluster with obviously higher star density than the surrounding. In the center very apparent and separated the double star STF485 AE.
EASY

Stock 23 (OC)

DSS
Image source: DSS II (blue) - 20×20'
Name: Stock 23
Type: OC
Constellation: Cam
Coordinates: 03h16m11.00s / +60°06'54.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 15.0x15.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Evident. About 5 medium bright and further fainter stars visible, that are partly arranged in chains.
EASY