NGC 1528

NGC 1528

NGC 1528
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Perseus
Right ascension 04h 15m 23s[1]
Declination +51° 12′ 54″[1]
Distance 2,530 ly (776 pc[2])
Apparent magnitude (V) 6.4 [1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 23'
Physical characteristics
Estimated age 370 millions years

NGC 1528 is an open cluster in the constellation Perseus. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1790. It is located in the north-eastern part of the constellation, just under 3 degrees north of μ Persei. Less than 1.5° to the southeast is the open cluster NGC 1545 (m = 6.2). The NGC 1528 is clearly visible with 10x50 binoculars. 165 stars are recognised as members of NGC 1528, the brightest of which has apparent magnitude 8.7.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for NGC 1342. Retrieved 2015-06-19. 
  2. ^ WEBDA: NGC 1528
  3. ^ Stephen James O'Meara (2007). Deep-Sky Companions: Hidden Treasures. Cambridge University Press. pp. 131–132.