Basic object information

Object name: NGC 559
Object type: Open cluster
Magnitude: 9.5
Size: 7.0'
Number of stars: 60
Magnitude of brightest star: 10.6
Object classification: II 2 m
Description: Cl,B,pL,pRi

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 01h 29m 30.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +63 19' 00"

Constellation: Cassiopeia

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 26/27.9.2005 1:00

Telescope: Newton 406/1830 mm

Magn: 244x


Field: 12'

NE Lim.mag: 5.5

Background sky: 5

Seeing: 5

Height: 82
Visuality: I
Weather: +9C, 35% Moon in east, moist and generally pathetic

A beautiful and detached group of 11-15 mag stars. There is five empty cells inside the group and several starchains.