Object name: NGC0136
Designation(s): NGC0136, OU2,
When nothing pressing is within my imaging window which stretches no more than 1 or two hours either side of the meridian I will pick up a Herschel 400 (either the original or second list) object. The night of January 5th UT didn't look promising so I went for the rather meager original Herschel 400 object, the open star cluster NGC 136 in Cassiopeia, about 17,000 light-years according to WEBDA. That explains its small size. My visual notes from July 11, 1985 with my 10" f/5 reads: "Small ball of 15-20 stars inside a 10' cloud of stars." I don't really see that star cloud but the star count seems reasonable from my image. Herschel found it on November 26, 1788.