Object: Open cluster NGC 225 Constell: CAS RA: 00h 43.4m Decl: +61° 47' Epoch: 2000 Mag: 7m Size: 12' Type: III 1 p Observer: Jere Kahanpää Obs. place: Hartola, Finland Date/Time: 24./25.8.1996, 01.07 Telescope: N 205/1000 Magn: 80x Filter: Field: 37' NE Lim.mag: 6.2m Background sky: 2 Seeing: 2 Weather: +9 °C, no Moon. Brightness: 2 Alt: 70° Description: A nice and bright but not very rich triangular cluster. About 20 stars, most of mag 11. There is a conspicious chain of mag. 9-10 stars E of the cluster. The E edge of NGC 225 is parallel with the chain. The other edges are oriented SE-NW and SW-NE. Est. Tr-type III 1 p and diameter 9'. The nearby compact cluster Stock 24 was easy with 40x but not conspicious at 133x.