NGC 654

Introduction | Map | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the open star cluster NGC 654 in the constellation Casiopeia.

 

Introduction

The open star cluster NGC 654 in the constellation Cassiopeia is close to the open star cluster NGC 663 , and, according to Stoyan, it is interesting to observe both, jointly or alternately, depending on the telescope.

Size: 5' x 3' (Stoyan)
Distance: 6,600 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: * (Stoyan)

 

Map

NGC 654 close to NGC 663 and to the left of NGC 457 (Owl Cluster). For orientation purposed, the Andromeda galaxy M 31 is included in the map, as well as the Perseus double cluster NGC 884/869 and above it St 2, which, according to Stoyan, is a "must" for small telescopes.

 

My Own Observations

Observations Summer to Autumn 2016

NGC 663 observed in France (Sumène, Haute Loire) at the beginning of October 2016 using the Heritage 100P in different magnifications; NGC 654 probably not found...

 

References

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