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NGC 1528 and the Lambda Persei Area
Exposure Data
  • Image Field of View: 10.68° x 7.13°
  • Camera Field of View: 14.82° x 9.92°
  • Lens: Nikkor 85 mm f/1.4 AI-S
  • Focal Length: 85 mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/2.8 and f/4
  • Camera: Modified Canon Digital Rebel XS (1000D)
  • ISO: 1600
  • Exposure: 284 minutes total
    • Ha: 4 x 16 minutes, 12 x 10 minutes
    • RGB: 8 x 10 minutes
  • Filter:Astronomik 6nm Ha, CLS
  • SQM: 20.81

The area near Lambda Persei is a large complex of dark nebulae and emission nebulae in the constellation of Perseus. Hold your mouse cursor over the image to see object identifications.

Open cluster NGC 1528 is near the bottom of the frame. It is 18 arcminutes in diameter, and is visible in binoculars.

Lambda Persei is the magnitude 4.25 star at bottom center near the edge of the frame.

The emission nebulosity in this region, however, is faint. Only one knot of nebulosity has an NGC designation, NGC 1491. The rest are listed in the Sharpless catalog.

A number of dark nebulae cataloged by E. E. Barnard are also visible in the area, including B9, B11, B12, B13 and B20.

North is to the left in the above image.

NGC 1528 Area
  • Object Type: Wide-Field Area
  • Area Size: 10.68° x 7.13°
  • Constellation: Perseus
  • Image Field Centered At:
    • RA: 04h 15m 06s
    • Dec: +53° 19' 42"

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