- Open Clusters (Lac) -

And (4) CMa (3) Gem (11) Oph (3) Ser (2) Vul (8)
Aql (11) CMi (2) Her (1) Ori (15) Sge (3)
Aur (13) Cnc (3) Hya (1) Per (17) Sgr (6)
Cam (4) Com (1) Lac (6) Pup (6) Tau (7)
Cas (56) CVn (1) Lyr (2) Sco (2) Tri (1)
Cep (27) Cyg (34) Mon (20) Sct (3) UMa (1)

IC 1434 (OC)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 15×15'
Name: IC1434, Collinder 445, Melotte 239
Type: OC
Constellation: Lac
Coordinates: 22h10m33.40s / +52°50'33.70"
Brightness / Size: 9m0 / 8.0x8.0'
Robert Zebahl
120mm f/5, 40x, Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.4
At 40x rather faint, evenly bright, appeared granular with averted vision. Three brighter stars form an obvious triangle in the southern part, another brighter star southeastwards. At 75x the cluster was less pleasing.

EASY
120mm f/5, 18x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
At 18x evident with averted vision. Brighter star at the edge. At 40x outstanding chains of stars.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4+
Apparently higher star density. Consists of mainly fainter stars. At 100x interesting star chains standing out of the cluster.
EASY

IC 1442 (OC)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: IC1442
Type: OC
Constellation: Lac
Coordinates: 22h16m30.00s / +54°03'00.00"
Brightness / Size: 9m1 / 5.0x5.0'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4+
Mainly medium bright and faint, loosely scattered members.
EASY

King 9 (OC)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 15×15'
Name: King 9
Type: OC
Constellation: Lac
Coordinates: 22h15m30.00s / +54°24'30.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 2.5x2.5'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 3, SQM-L 21.3 FAILED

NGC 7243 (OC)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 30×30'
Name: NGC7243, H8.75
Type: OC
Constellation: Lac
Coordinates: 22h15m08.00s / +49°53'54.00"
Brightness / Size: 6m4 / 21.0x21.0'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Pretty rich, loose cluster with mainly medium bright stars. The cluster appeared centrally bipartite.

EASY
René Merting
100mm f/6.4, 16x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 24x glüht das halbe Gesichtsfeld (2,9°) heller, das kann unmöglich der Haufen sein - zurück auf die Allzweckwaffe 40 mm Pentax = 16x und 4° GF, nun hebt sich der Haufen ein wenig von Gesamtsternfeld ab und ist tatsächlich deutlich kleiner - der Haufen wirkt OW-elongiert und ein dunkler Streifen ohne Sterne zieht sich durch ihn von Norden nach Süden
EASY

NGC 7245 (OC)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: NGC7245, H6.29
Type: OC
Constellation: Lac
Coordinates: 22h15m15.00s / +54°19'58.00"
Brightness / Size: 9m2 / 5.0x5.0'
Robert Zebahl
120mm f/5, 75x, Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.4
Three stars of different magnitude form a triangle, in which the cluster appears as a pretty faint, roundish, evenly bright glow.

MODERATE
120mm f/5, 40x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
At 40x between two brighter stars the cluster appeared as a roundish, barely condensed, rather faint brightening. At 75x it appeared occasionally granular with averted vision.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 3, SQM-L 21.3
At 37x apparent as brightening. At 80x partly resolved, partly diffuse. Mainly faint members. At 150x almost the same view.
EASY

NGC 7296 (OC)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 8×8'
Name: NGC7296, H7.41
Type: OC
Constellation: Lac
Coordinates: 22h28m01.00s / +52°19'22.00"
Brightness / Size: 9m7 / 4.0x4.0'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Despite of star rich surrounding quite evident & small at 37x. At first glance rather diffuse, individual stars visible with averted vision. At 80x the background is still slightly nebulous.

EASY
René Merting
100mm f/6.4, 49x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 24x ist ein kleiner nebliger Schimmer neben einem helleren Stern sichtbar - ein Puderzuckerhaufen - der Haufen wirkt ein wenig nach SO gefächert, d.h. schmal am Stern und dann breiter auslaufend - bei 49x lassen sich einige Sterne aus dem Nebel herauslösen - sie wirken sehr gleichmäßig und symmetrisch gesetzt - der Haufen setzt sich insgesamt gesehen gut vom Umfeld ab
EASY