Leiter 1: The Edge

Object data:

Position: RA 06h 36m 54s Dec +24d 11m 23s
Size: 5'
Brightest star: GSC 1880 0005, 12.0 mag


This cluster is called "The Edge", because this is, what it looks like :-) It is a roughly 5'x1' line of stars east to the 9mag star PPM 96246. I found it while observing with a 8inch Dobson at 85x.
This object is also known as "Kratz's Cascade".
detailed view of Le1

How to find it

Here are two finder-charts for the object (click to enlarge). The object is located 1.8 degree WSW of Epsilon Geminorum. It's easier to jump 1.3 degree to the triangle in WSW direction of Epsilon. From there move one moon-diameter SSW and there you are.


There is a planetary nebula at (RA: 06h 37m 20s; Dek: +24d 00m 37s) close to it which is also visible with 8 inch in a filter blink (UHC).
All charts generated with Guide 8.