NGC1502 and Kemble's Cascade

NGC1502 and Kemble’s Cascade

NGC1502 and Kemble's Cascade
NGC1502 and Kemble’s Cascade

This sketch contains the open cluster NGC 1502 and an asterism made up of a 2 1/2° chain of stars that forms a line from the cluster towards the northwest called Kemble’s Cascade. Kemble’s Cascade was so named by the late Walter Scott Houston, who authored Sky and Telescope’s magazine column “Deep Sky Wonders” for decades. Lucian Kemble was the person who sent Houston a description and drawing of the cascade.


2 thoughts on “NGC1502 and Kemble’s Cascade”

  1. John,

    This is one of my favorite binocular objects. Wonderful sketching and I enjoyed the history as well.

    Cindy

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