Extinctions and distances to dark clouds from 2MASS, MegaCam and IPHAS surveys : LDN 1525 in the direction of the AUR OB1 association
The possibility of applying photometry from the 2MASS J, H, K-s, MegaCam u, g and IPHAS r, i, H alpha surveys for determining the distance to the dark cloud LDN 1525 (TGU 1192) in the direction of the Aur OB1 association is investigated using the red clump giants. The main dust cloud, probably related to the emission nebulae Sh 2-232, Sh 2-233, Sh 2-235, the molecular cloud and the association Aur OB2, is found to be located at a distance of 1.3 kpc from the Sun. The nebula Sh 2-231 can be an object of the Perseus arm. The maximum extinction A(V) found in the cloud is close to 6 mag.