Cluster:    Abell 426 Per (Abell distance class 1)
Site: Breitenbuch (Odenwald) 
fst: 6m,5 
Instr.: 457/2030-Newton
Mag. 225
Sketch:
Description: The Perseus cluster - one of the most popular galaxy clusters - is located about 2 ENE of Algol. The main galaxy NGC 1275 ("Perseus A") is an extremely powerful radio galaxy. 56 cluster members identified. Let the sketch and observations speak for itself...

Nr. Object (MegaStar) mag.        Description with 18"
 1 NGC 1275 ("Perseus A") 11.9v bright, very large, diffuse, oval, brighter to the middle
 2 NGC 1272 11.7v bright, large, diffuse, oval
 3 NGC 1273 13.2v easy, diffuse, round, bright nucleus
 4 NGC 1274 14.0v easy, diffuse, elongated
 5 NGC 1277 13.4v easy, diffuse, elongated E to W, brighter to the middle
 6 NGC 1278 12.4v easy, large, diffuse, round, bright nucleus
 7 NGC 1270 13.1v easy, diffuse, elongated N to S
 8 NGC 1265 * 12.1v bright, small, diffuse, oval
 9 NGC 1267 14.1 conspicuous, small, round, stellar core
10 NGC 1268 14.2p pretty faint, diffuse, oval
11 NGC 1281 13.3v conspicuous, diffuse, elongated
12 NGC 1282 * 13.9b faint, diffuse, oval
13 NGC 1283 * 13.5v brighter then 1282, diffuse, round
14 NGC 1293 * 14.5b faint, diffuse, round
15 NGC 1294 * 14.3b faint, diffuse, round
16 NGC 1250 * 12.8v easy, diffuse, round, brighter to the middle
17 IC 301 * 14.2p pretty faint, diffuse, round
18 IC 309 * 14.5p faint, small, round
19 IC 310 * 12.7v conspicuous, small, round, stellar core
20 IC 312 * 14.4p faint, small, oval, stellar core
21 IC 313 * 15.1 pretty faint, small, round
22 IC 316 * 14.9p faint, small, diffuse, round, double with MCG+7-7-74
23 IC 1907 (MCG+7-7-61) 14.2v faint, small, diffuse glow near NGC 1274
24 UGC 2598 * 14.4p faint, small, diffuse, elongated
25 UGC 2608 * 13.7p faint, small, diffuse, elongated
26 UGC 2612 * 14.9p pretty faint, small, round, stellar core
27 UGC 2617 * 13.8p conspicuous, small, diffuse, round
28 UGC 2618 * 14.5p pretty faint, small, elongated N to S
29 UGC 2619 * 15.4b very faint, small, round
30 UGC 2626 * 15.5b very faint, small, diffuse
31 UGC 2639 * 15.3p very faint, small, elongated E to W
32 UGC 2654 * 14.2p conspicuous, small, diffuse, elongated
33 UGC 2656 * 14.6 faint, small, diffuse, round
34 UGC 2659 * 14.6p faint, small, diffuse
35 UGC 2664 * 15.6 very faint, small, diffuse
36 UGC 2672 * 15.4p very faint, small, diffuse, round
37 UGC 2673 * 14.6p very faint, small, diffuse
38 UGC 2686 * 14.4 pretty faint, diffuse, oval
39 UGC 2689 * 14.1 faint, small, diffuse, round
40 UGC 2696 * 15.5p pretty faint, small, diffuse, elongated
41 UGC 2698 * 13.9p pretty faint, small, round, diffuse
42 CGCG 540-67 * 15.3p faint, small, diffuse, elongated
43 CGCG 540-74 * 15.7 faint, diffuse, round
44 CGCG 540-77 * 15.5 faint, small, diffuse, round
45 CGCG 540-79 * 15.0p faint, small, diffuse
46 CGCG 540-82 * 15.7p faint, small, diffuse, oval
47 CGCG 540-85 * 13.9v conspicuous, diffuse, oval
48 CGCG 540-87 * 15.3p faint, diffuse, round
49 CGCG 540-89 15.7 pretty faint, small, 2 stars close to S
50 CGCG 540-113 * 15.1p faint, small, diffuse
51 CGCG 540-115 * 15.6p very faint, diffuse
52 MCG+7-7-70 15.5 faint, diffuse, conspicuous, diffuse, oval
53 MCG+7-7-74 * 15.0 faint, diffuse, connected to NGC 316
54 PGC 12292 15.0v faint, diffuse glow
55 PGC 12381 * 15.3b very faint, diffuse glow
56 PGC 12428 * 15.3b suspected
57 PGC 12430 15.5 suspected
58 PGC 12437 * 14.7 very faint, diffuse glow
59 MAC 0318+4130 - suspected
60 MAC 0319+4127 - suspected
  * = outside chart field or not shown