How To Find Caldwell 10

How To Find Caldwell 10


Caldwell 10 NGC663.jpg


Caldwell 10 or NGC  663 is an open cluster found 6,850 light years away. It is an easy object to find and visualise in binoculars. Estimated to be 20-25 million years old this cluster contains stars that are coming to the end of their main sequence life.

Image by: Hewholooks


Telescopic Image to Scale:

C29.jpg


This image is the size of a full moon for size comparison.


Other Names:

Caldwell 10

NGC 663

C 10


Brightness:

Magnitude = 7.1

Surface brightness = UNK

Telescope Aperture City Suburbs Rural Dark Sky
4 inches 9 10 11 12.5
5 inches 9.5 10.5 11.5 13
6 inches 10 11 12 13.5
8 inches 10.5 11.5 12.5 14
10 inches 11 12 13 14.5


Use this chart to estimate if you can see the object from your location with your telescope. For more help on using this chart click here.


How to Find It:

This open cluster officially resides in the Cassiopeia Constellation. It's co-ordinates are: RA 23h 50m 28.96 DEC +50° 23′ 55.6″ if you are using guiding software. The image below shows its location in the crosshairs.

How to find Caldwell 10


To find more space objects have a look at the constellation guide by clicking the link or go back to the list of deep space objects.



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