NGC 1502

NGC 1502 is a small open star cluster in Camelopardalis. Lying about 3,000 light years from our solar system, the cluster displays a very tight (center?) of two bright stars less than a half minute of arc apart. These two are actually part of a multiple system, the other members of which are much fainter. Although the age of this object is not well known, it likely is one of the younger open clusters because a number of the members are large hot stars which live relatively short lives.

Taken October 23, 2013, with the C-14 operating at F:7 and the ST-8 binned 2 X 2. Exposure is 150 seconds.