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VdS FG

- Open Clusters & Asterisms -

And (3) Cep (25) Cyg (23) Lyr (2) Sct (4) Vir (1)
Aql (7) CMa (3) Del (1) Mon (7) Ser (2) Vul (8)
Aqr (1) CMi (1) Dra (1) Oph (3) Sge (1)
Aur (6) Cnc (3) Gem (8) Ori (11) Sgr (5)
Cam (4) Com (1) Her (3) Peg (1) Tau (6)
Cap (1) Crv (1) Hya (1) Per (13) Tri (1)
Cas (22) CVn (1) Lac (6) Pup (6) UMi (1)

7 Sisters of the Pole (AST)

Name: 7 Sisters of the Pole
Type: AST
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 23h30m00.00s / +86°00'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 240.0x120.0'
Very large asterism with best view in binoculars at low magnification. This asterism looks like the Pleiades (Messier 45) and is dominated by the stars HD217382, HD217157, HD212710, HD221525 and 2 Cephei.

B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 8, NELM 4.3+, SQM-L 18.9
Very large, relatively evident. After a short while the similarity to the Pleiades was visible. Fits quite well in the 7.5° large field of view.
EASY

AI J1933 7+1147 (AST)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: AI J1933 7+1147
Type: AST
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 19h33m45.00s / +11°48'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 2.0x2.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.2
SQM-L 21.0: Pretty compact group of 7 stars, whereby 6 of them look like a '6' of a dice. Overall quite obvious.
EASY

Basel12 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 7×7'
Name: Basel12
Type: OC
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 21h10m26.40s / +46°14'06.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 7.0x7.0'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4
Around a 8.7 mag star just some faint, scattered stars. Hardly recognisable as a cluster.
MODERATE

Basel13 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 15×15'
Name: Basel13
Type: OC
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 21h12m36.00s / +46°31'48.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 10.0x10.0'
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 4
Based on some research this cluster consists only of few, very faint stars. At 133x and 200x I was able to see about 5 very faint stars. Difficult.
DIFFICULT

Berkeley 3 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 8×8'
Name: Berkeley 3, Stock 24
Type: OC
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 00h39m45.80s / +61°57'54.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.8 mag / 4.0x4.0'
80mm f/6.25, 33x, Bortle 8, NELM 4.2+, SQM-L 18.7 FAILED

Berkeley 21 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 8×8'
Name: Berkeley 21
Type: OC
Constellation: Ori
Coordinates: 05h51m45.00s / +21°48'30.00"
Brightness / Size: v11.1 mag / 3.5x3.5'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.8
Quite faint, roundish, slightly condensed. I will observe this cluster again to ensure this sighting.
DIFFICULT

Berkeley 22 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: Berkeley 22
Type: OC
Constellation: Ori
Coordinates: 05h58m27.00s / +07°45'30.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 2.0x2.0'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.8
SQM-L 20.4: Difficult to hold. Very faint, rather compact brightening. I will observe this cluster again to ensure this sighting.
DIFFICULT

Berkeley 37 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 8×8'
Name: Berkeley 37
Type: OC
Constellation: Mon
Coordinates: 07h20m18.70s / -00°59'38.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 4.0x4.0'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.2: East of a 9.5 mag star the cluster is only visible with averted vision. The cluster appeared round with many faint, rather evenly distributed members.
MODERATE

Berkeley 72 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 8×8'
Name: Berkeley 72
Type: OC
Constellation: Ori
Coordinates: 05h50m13.00s / +22°15'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 5.0x5.0'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.8
I only saw 3 stars with averted vision. But I'm not sure if they are members of the cluster.
DIFFICULT

Berkeley 80 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 8×8'
Name: Berkeley 80
Type: OC
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 18h54m19.70s / -01°13'01.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 4.0x4.0'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.4: With averted vision seen as faint, slightly granular, oval brightening. At 150x about 5 individual stars visible.
MODERATE

Berkeley 81 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 12×12'
Name: Berkeley 81
Type: OC
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 19h01m37.20s / -00°27'36.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 7.0x7.0'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.4: At 80x seen as a faint, even glow, that appeared slightly granular with averted vision. Glimpsed few individual stars. At 150x only few stars visible. With averted vision several fainter stars indicated.
MODERATE

Berkeley 94 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 8×8'
Name: Berkeley 94
Type: OC
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 22h22m54.00s / +55°52'30.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.7 mag / 4.0x4.0'
80mm f/6.25, 62x
Observed from city at full moon! Only 3 stars visible in a slightly curved chain. Background seemed a bit brightened.

DIFFICULT
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
At 37x only 3 stars visible. At 100x a very compact group of faint stars.
MODERATE

Berkeley 97 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: Berkeley 97
Type: OC
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 22h39m22.00s / +59°01'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 3.0x3.0'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 5
I only saw two medium bright stars at this position.
FAILED

Bica 1 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: Bica 1
Type: OC
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 20h33m10.00s / +41°13'06.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 4.0x4.0'
120mm f/5, 40x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
About 5 stars arranged in a slight arc. Not recognizable as a cluster.
DIFFICULT

Bica 2 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: Bica 2
Type: OC
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 20h33m15.00s / +41°18'42.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 5.0x5.0'
120mm f/5, 40x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
Cluster is dominated by a bright 'double star'. Overall about 5 stars visible. Barely recognizable as a cluster.
MODERATE

Collinder 21 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 12×12'
Name: Collinder 21
Type: OC
Constellation: Tri
Coordinates: 01h50m07.00s / +27°05'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.2 mag / 6.0x6.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Apparent group of brighter stars forming a semicircle.
EASY

Collinder 89 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 50×50'
Name: Collinder 89
Type: OC
Constellation: Gem
Coordinates: 06h18m00.00s / +23°38'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v5.7 mag / 35.0x35.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, NELM 5.9+, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.8: Nothing conspicuous visible, just some scattered stars.
MODERATE

Collinder 350 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 60×60'
Name: Collinder 350
Type: OC
Constellation: Oph
Coordinates: 17h48m06.00s / +01°18'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.1 mag / 45.0x45.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Over a field of about 1.5° a couple of bright and medium bright, loosely scattered stars.
EASY

Collinder 399 (AST)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 100×100'
Name: Collinder 399, Coathanger
Type: AST
Constellation: Vul
Coordinates: 19h26m20.00s / +20°07'40.00"
Brightness / Size: v3.6 mag / 100.0x40.0'
Prominent cluster of brighter stars. On the eastern end the fairly faint open cluster NGC6802 can be found.

naked eye, Bortle 4
Visible as diffuse brightening with averted vision.

EASY
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.5
Wonderful object for binoculars. Evident shape of a coathanger.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Evident. Some brighter stars forms the typical shape of a coathanger.
EASY

Collinder 427 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: Collinder 427
Type: OC
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 20h59m30.00s / +68°10'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v13.8 mag / 4.0x4.0'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4+
I used magnifications from 37x up to 200x. Except for the nearby Iris Nebula NGC7023 there was absolutely nothing visible, which could be something like a cluster.
FAILED

Collinder 464 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 120×120'
Name: Collinder 464
Type: OC
Constellation: Cam
Coordinates: 05h12m39.00s / +73°58'29.00"
Brightness / Size: v4.2 mag / 120.0x120.0'
naked eye, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
Seen as compact group of stars with averted vision.

MODERATE
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Only the 5 bright stars are apparent. Not noticeable as a cluster.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
Too large for the almost 2 degree field of view. The cluster is dominated by 5 bright stars. Overall a poor, loose cluster.
EASY

Czernik43 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 20×20'
Name: Czernik43
Type: OC
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 23h25m52.00s / +61°20'30.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 14.0x14.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Less evident. Only few, scattered, faint stars.
MODERATE

Diamond Ring (AST)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 90×90'
Name: Diamond Ring, Engagement Ring
Type: AST
Constellation: UMi
Coordinates: 02h50m00.00s / +88°50'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 60.0x60.0'
Several faint stars form the ring and alpha UMi is the diamond. Very nice view in telescopes at low magnification. Visually much more apparent than on photographs.

B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 8, NELM 4.3+, SQM-L 18.9
Alpha UMi was easily seen, but the ring itself was fairly faint.

MODERATE
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 7, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 19.0
Well visible with averted vision. The typical ring form was quite easily seen.

EASY
80mm f/6.25, 33x, Bortle 8, NELM 4.3+, SQM-L 18.9
Quite evident. Nice view when consciously seen the diamond ring.
EASY

DoDz 5 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 35×35'
Name: DoDz 5
Type: OC
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 16h27m24.00s / +38°04'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 27.0x27.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
Less obvious and barely noticeable as an open cluster. About 10-15 scattered stars.
MODERATE

Dolidze 17 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 20×20'
Name: Dolidze 17
Type: OC
Constellation: Ori
Coordinates: 05h22m12.00s / +07°06'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 12.0x12.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4+, NELM 6.0+, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.4: Slightly evident group of 5 brighter stars. Hardly recognizable as cluster.
EASY

Dolidze 26 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 30×30'
Name: Dolidze 26
Type: OC
Constellation: CMi
Coordinates: 07h30m04.60s / +11°53'06.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 24.0x24.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Southeast of 6 CMi some medium bright and few fainter, scattered stars. Less evident.
MODERATE

Dolidze 45 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 25×25'
Name: Dolidze 45
Type: OC
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 21h09m30.00s / +37°37'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 18.0x18.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 6
Some medium bright and fainter, scattered stars. Not perceptible as a cluster.
DIFFICULT

French 1 (AST)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 20×20'
Name: French 1, The Toadstool
Type: AST
Constellation: Del
Coordinates: 21h07m25.00s / +16°19'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 12.0x12.0'
A definite recommendation, because easy to find, evident and also suitable for small telescopes. The name 'Toadstool' comes from its appearance: The mushroom (why is it poisonous?) is tilted towards SW and shows a nicely curved cap. At the right side of the fungal stem you can find the galaxy NGC7025. We have named it lovingly 'Fußpilzgalaxie' (athlete's foot galaxy) ;-)

12.5" f/4.5, 72x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.2
Very nice, obvious group of stars, that really looks like a mushroom.
EASY

IC166 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 12×12'
Name: IC166
Type: OC
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 01h52m22.80s / +61°51'54.00"
Brightness / Size: v11.7 mag / 7.0x7.0'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0 FAILED

IC348 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: IC348
Type: OC
Constellation: Per
Coordinates: 03h44m34.00s / +32°09'48.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.3 mag / 10.0x10.0'
8" f/6, 66x, Bortle 4-
About 10 medium bright stars loosely scattered, less evident.
EASY

IC1396 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 90×90'
Name: IC1396
Type: OC
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 21h39m00.00s / +57°29'24.00"
Brightness / Size: v3.5 mag / 89.0x89.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4+
Medium bright and bright stars widely scattered without any noticeable concentration toward the middle. However the cluster has slight contrast to the surrounding.
EASY

IC1434 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 15×15'
Name: IC1434, Collinder 445, Melotte 239
Type: OC
Constellation: Lac
Coordinates: 22h10m33.40s / +52°50'33.70"
Brightness / Size: v9.0 mag / 8.0x8.0'
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

IC1442 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: IC1442
Type: OC
Constellation: Lac
Coordinates: 22h16m30.00s / +54°03'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v9.1 mag / 5.0x5.0'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4+
Mainly medium bright and faint, loosely scattered members.
EASY

IC4665 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 41×41'
Name: IC4665
Type: OC
Constellation: Oph
Coordinates: 17h46m18.00s / +05°43'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v4.2 mag / 41.0x41.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.5
Evident, large. Scattered brighter and moderately bright stars without concentration toward the middle.

EASY
80mm f/6.25, 25x, Bortle 5-, NELM 5.6
Very large, obvious. Some scattered brighter and moderately bright stars. About 15-20 stars.
EASY

IC4756 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 39×39'
Name: IC4756
Type: OC
Constellation: Ser
Coordinates: 18h39m00.00s / +05°27'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v4.6 mag / 39.0x39.0'
80mm f/6.25, 25x, Bortle 5-, NELM 5.6
Relatively obvious, large. Much higher star density in comparison to surrounding area. Mainly fainter, some moderately bright stars.
EASY

IC4996 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: IC4996
Type: OC
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 20h16m30.00s / +37°38'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.3 mag / 6.0x6.0'
120mm f/5, 40x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
Apparent star with two nearby, fainter stars. Just some further, fainter stars visible, overall less evident. Also used 75x.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Less evident. Contains brighter and medium bright stars.
MODERATE

Kemble1 (AST)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 120×120'
Name: Kemble1, Kemble's Cascade
Type: AST
Constellation: Cam
Coordinates: 03h57m30.00s / +63°04'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v5.0 mag / 180.0x180.0'
The DSS image shows only an extract of the region. On the southeastern end you can find the evident cluster NGC1502.

naked eye, Bortle 4
With the naked eye the prominent chain of brighter stars is well visible.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Starting from a 5.0m star there are two opposite chains of fainter stars. Brighter stars forms a widely extended chain, which can be followed over 2°. More an object for binoculars.
EASY

Kemble2 (AST)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 40×40'
Name: Kemble2, Little Cassiopeia
Type: AST
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 18h35m35.00s / +72°23'56.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.0 mag / 30.0x30.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.1, SQM-L 21.1
Quite evident group of stars, where 3 brighter stars were most obvious and form an isosceles triangle. Overall I could see 6 stars quite easily. But I didn't took care of the "little Cassiopeia".

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.1, SQM-L 21.0
Quite evident group of brighter and moderately bright stars. The "little Cassiopeia", formed by the brighter stars, was well visible. Overall I could see about 10-15 stars.
EASY

King 9 (OC)

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

King 10 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 20×20'
Name: King 10
Type: OC
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 22h55m01.20s / +59°10'12.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 3.0x3.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.2
At 37x quite evident as small, triangle-shaped, granular brightening. North an evident group of brighter stars, to the southeast 5 stars form a '5' of a dice over an area of about 15x15'. At 80x several faint members become visible, the background stays still diffuse. At 150x the cluster seems to be almost entirely resolved. A worthwile cluster in nice surrounding.
EASY

King 11 (OC)

DSS
© DSS I - 10×10'
Name: King 11
Type: OC
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 23h47m48.00s / +68°38'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 3.5x3.5'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.7, SQM-L 20.6
Glimpsed some faint stars, but not for sure.
FAILED

King 19 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 12×12'
Name: King 19
Type: OC
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 23h08m18.00s / +60°31'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v9.2 mag / 7.0x7.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5
At 37x visible with averted vision just as a small, poor star cloud. Only one brighter star seen with direct vision. At 100x a couple of scattered stars.
MODERATE

King 20 (OC)

DSS
© DSS I - 10×10'
Name: King 20
Type: OC
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 23h33m17.00s / +58°28'33.10"
Brightness / Size: - / 4.0x4.0'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.7, SQM-L 20.6
Tried at 80x and 150x.
FAILED

Kronberger 54 (OC)

DSS
© DSS I - 5×5'
Name: Kronberger 54
Type: OC
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 20h03m07.90s / +31°58'01.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 1.0x1.0'
12.5" f/4.5, 205x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.3
Round, slightly condensed. Well seen with averted vision, but not evident.
MODERATE

Leiter 5 (AST)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 15×15'
Name: Leiter 5, The Sword
Type: AST
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 19h33m30.00s / +11°42'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 12.0x4.0'
This asterism was discovered by Klaus Spruck and Stefan Schuchhardt. Many faint stars form a sword pointing to the north. Visually the asterism is more apparent than on the DSS image.

8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.2
SQM-L 21.0: At 37x less evident. At 80x the 'sword' is quite apparent.
EASY

Leiter 15 (AST)

DSS
© DSS I - 5×5'
Name: Leiter 15
Type: AST
Constellation: Sct
Coordinates: 18h51m47.00s / -05°44'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 3.0x3.0'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.3: At 37x visible as a compact group of stars. At 80x the four brightest stars become visible. The southeastern chain of stars is at 80x faint, at 200x quite well visible with averted vision.
EASY

M11 (OC)

DSS
© DSS I - 20×20'
Name: M11, NGC6705, Wild Duck Cluster
Type: OC
Constellation: Sct
Coordinates: 18h51m05.00s / -06°16'12.00"
Brightness / Size: v5.8 mag / 14.0x14.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.5
Very evident. Round, diffuse, brightening toward the middle.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
Already resolvable at lower magnification with many fainter stars. A bit outside of the center an evident bright star. At 96x awesome view! Background appears still diffuse. Many chains and groups of stars, so the cluster appears irregular.
EASY

M16 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 7×7'
Name: M16, NGC6611
Group: Eagle Nebula
Type: OC
Constellation: Ser
Coordinates: 18h18m48.00s / -13°48'24.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.0 mag / 7.0x7.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 20.9
Diffuse, not resolved. Some brighter stars at the edge.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Evident cluster with fairly bright members. With an UHC-Filter the nebula appeared as a quite faint, evenly bright glow, in wich the cluster is nicely embedded.
EASY

M18 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 15×15'
Name: M18, NGC6613
Type: OC
Constellation: Sgr
Coordinates: 18h19m58.00s / -17°06'06.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.9 mag / 9.0x9.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 20.9
Very compact, bright, not resolved.
EASY

M23 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 40×40'
Name: M23, NGC6494
Type: OC
Constellation: Sgr
Coordinates: 17h57m04.00s / -18°59'06.00"
Brightness / Size: v5.5 mag / 27.0x27.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 20.9
Evident with apparently bright 6.48 mag star northwest. Cluster appeared round, diffuse with slight concentration toward the middle. With averted vision some outstanding stars.
EASY

M24 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 120×120'
Name: M24, IC4715, Small Sagittarius Star Cloud
Type: OC
Constellation: Sgr
Coordinates: 18h16m48.00s / -18°33'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v3.1 mag / 95.0x35.0'
Messier 24 is a large star cloud in our Milky Way.

naked eye, Bortle 4, SQM-L 20.9
Seen with direct vision as oval brightening.

EASY
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 20.9
Oval, rich with some brighter stars, but the background appeared still diffuse.
EASY

M25 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 35×35'
Name: M25, IC4725
Type: OC
Constellation: Sgr
Coordinates: 18h31m47.00s / -19°07'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v4.6 mag / 29.0x29.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 20.9
Less condensed, rather small. Mainly consists of brighter stars. Almost completely resolved.
EASY

M26 (OC)

DSS
© DSS I - 15×15'
Name: M26, NGC6694
Type: OC
Constellation: Sct
Coordinates: 18h45m18.00s / -09°23'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.9 mag / 15.0x15.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
At 37x evident as a small cloud, whereas about 5 stars are visible with direct vision. At 96x some fainter stars apparent. Overall quite small, more loose. A chain of fainter stars stands out of the cluster.
EASY

M29 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: M29, NGC6913
Type: OC
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 20h23m56.00s / +38°31'24.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.6 mag / 7.0x7.0'
A less apparent cluster when using a telescope. Best view for me gives binoculars, where it appears as a quite evident star cloud. Also well observable from city.

B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0
Easily visible as fairly small, diffuse brightening.

EASY
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.5
Relatively small, compact star cloud, where I could separate 2 stars.

EASY
S 60mm, 23x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0
Observed with 60mm spotting scope. About 5 stars barely perceptible with direct vision. With averted vision evident as small star concentration.

EASY
80mm f/6.25, 25x, Bortle 6-, SQM-L 19.5
Not so evident, rather compact group of 6 stars, whereby 4 of them form a trapezium.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5
More comparable to a small star concentration of about 6 stars than a cluster.
EASY

M34 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 35×35'
Name: M34, NGC1039
Type: OC
Constellation: Per
Coordinates: 02h42m05.00s / +42°45'42.00"
Brightness / Size: v5.2 mag / 35.0x35.0'
naked eye, Bortle 3, NELM 6.4
Easily seen as diffuse brightening with averted vision.

EASY
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.1, SQM-L 21.0
More scattered with moderately bright stars, good contrast to the surrounding.

EASY
4.5" f/8, 28x, Bortle 7
Good contrast to the surrounding area. Scattered brighter stars, slight concentrating toward the middle. Within the center some star chains.
EASY

M35 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 60×60'
Name: M35, NGC2168
Type: OC
Constellation: Gem
Coordinates: 06h08m54.00s / +24°20'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v5.1 mag / 28.0x28.0'
Very nice cluster. Particularly interesting is the contrast to the nearby open cluster NGC2158 (DSS image down right) southwest of M35, which appears in an aperture of 8 inch as a small, diffuse brightening.

naked eye, Bortle 4, NELM 6.0
Easily visible as quite large, diffuse brightening with averted vision.

EASY
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 6-, NELM 4.8+, SQM-L 19.3
Quite evident, partly resolved, about 5 stars visible, background still diffuse, relatively large.

EASY
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9
Beautiful cluster, partly resolved, background still nebulous.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.0
Rich with very good contrast to the surrounding. Contains particularly moderately bright and fainter stars.
EASY

M36 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 20×20'
Name: M36, NGC1960
Type: OC
Constellation: Aur
Coordinates: 05h36m18.00s / +34°08'24.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.0 mag / 12.0x12.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 7, NELM 4.5, SQM-L 18.9
SQM-L 18.5: Apparent with brighter center, appeared relatively small.

EASY
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9
Evident, round, diffuse brightening with rather compact, brighter center. Several stars seen with averted vision, background still diffuse. Somewhat smaller than M38. Together with M37 & M38 an awesome view.

EASY
B 70mm, 15x, Bortle 4
Despite an altitude of 11° easily seen. Obvious, bright, diffuse, not resolved.

EASY
4.5" f/8, 28x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 18.9
Quite evident, consists of brighter and moderately bright stars, slightly concentrated toward the middle, irregular, outstanding star chain.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Good contrast to the surrounding. In comparison to M37 and M38 fairly poor with some brighter and fainter stars arranged in chains. Slight concentrating toward the middle.
EASY

M37 (OC)

DSS
© DSS I - 30×30'
Name: M37, NGC2099
Type: OC
Constellation: Aur
Coordinates: 05h52m18.00s / +32°33'12.00"
Brightness / Size: v5.6 mag / 24.0x24.0'
Awesome under dark skies. Under light polluted skies the cluster gets more lost due to its fainter members.

B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 7, NELM 4.5, SQM-L 18.9
SQM-L 18.5: Barely visible with direct vision, relatively large, diffuse, somewhat brighter center.

EASY
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9
Evident, round, relatively large, diffuse brightening with somewhat brighter center. Not resolvable. Together with M36 & M38 an awesome view.

EASY
4.5" f/8, 28x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 18.9
Evident, but overall quite faint. Many fainter members visible with averted vision, similar in brightness, almost evenly distributed.

EASY
120mm f/5, 18x, Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.3
At 18x central star quite obvious, cluster itself appeared more as a granulous, almost round brightening. At 50x well resolvable with many faint members.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Very evident. Extremely rich with mainly fainter stars. In the center a brighter, orange colored star is evident. Poor regions within the cluster, stars itself arranged in groups and chains.
EASY

M38 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 30×30'
Name: M38, NGC1912
Type: OC
Constellation: Aur
Coordinates: 05h28m43.00s / +35°51'18.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.4 mag / 21.0x21.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 7, NELM 4.5, SQM-L 18.9
SQM-L 18.5: Relatively faint, evenly bright, diffuse.

MODERATE
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9
Evident, almost evenly bright, irregular shape. Some stars seen with averted vision, otherwise diffuse. Somewhat larger than M36. Together with M36 & M37 an awesome view.

EASY
B 70mm, 15x, Bortle 4
Altitude of about 13°. Similar to M36, but larger and fainter. Relatively evident, diffuse, not resolved.

EASY
80mm f/6.25, 20x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0+, SQM-L 19.6
Concentrated toward the center with radial star chains, so that the shape of the cluster appears irregular. At 50x there was an apparent star in the center with no stars in the direct vicinity (like a hole in the center).

EASY
4.5" f/8, 28x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 18.9
Rather faint members. The cluster is more dominated by star chains, so it appears more irregular.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5
Quite concentrated toward the middle, star rich, mainly moderately bright and fainter stars.
EASY

M39 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 45×45'
Name: M39, NGC7092
Type: OC
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 21h31m48.00s / +48°26'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v4.6 mag / 32.0x32.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.3, SQM-L 19.3
Somewhat conspicuous, resolved with about 10-15 moderately bright stars without any noticeable condensation. 3 stars in a row flank the cluster NE. Appeared overall rather small.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Some brighter and moderately bright stars spread over a large fiel. Nevertheless quite obvious compared to the surrounding. Probably more an object for binoculars.
EASY

M41 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 40×40'
Name: M41, NGC2287
Type: OC
Constellation: CMa
Coordinates: 06h46m01.00s / -20°45'24.00"
Brightness / Size: v4.5 mag / 38.0x38.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Evident, partly resolved with very good contrast to the surroundings. Few members with direct vision, with averted vision many faint members.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Evident, concentrated towards the middle. Brighter and moderately bright stars arranged in chains. Slightly aside of the center an orange colored star. Visual size about 30'.
EASY

M44 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 95×95'
Name: M44, NGC2632, Praesepe, Beehive Cluster
Type: OC
Constellation: Cnc
Coordinates: 08h40m24.00s / +19°40'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v3.1 mag / 95.0x95.0'
naked eye, Bortle 4
Very evident as large, slightly oval, diffuse brightening. Easily seen with direct vision.

EASY
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9
Wonderful cluster for small binoculars. Completely resolved.

EASY
4.5" f/8, 28x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0
Due to the quite large field of view of about 2.4° I got a nice view on M44. Many brighter and some moderately bright stars widely scattered.
EASY

M45 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 120×120'
Name: M45, Pleiades, Seven Sisters
Type: OC
Constellation: Tau
Coordinates: 03h47m00.00s / +24°07'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v1.6 mag / 100.0x100.0'
Very nice, bright cluster, but mostly too large for a telescope. Around the brighter stars the embedded reflection nebulas are quite easily visible under dark skies.

naked eye, Bortle 4
Very obvious as small star group. Even under urban skies easily visible with the unaided eye.

EASY
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.1, SQM-L 21.0
A wonderful view :)
EASY

M46 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 35×35'
Name: M46, NGC2437
Type: OC
Constellation: Pup
Coordinates: 07h41m46.00s / -14°48'36.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.1 mag / 27.0x27.0'
120mm f/5, 18x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.3: Obviously fainter than Messier 47, but with much more members. Well condensed, partly resolved.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4+
Large, extremely rich cluster with many fainter and moderately bright stars. Very good contrast to the surrounding, concentrated toward the center, containing chains of stars. Very nice in combination with the embedded planetary NGC2438, which is located north of the center!
EASY

M47 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 40×40'
Name: M47, NGC2422, H8.38
Type: OC
Constellation: Pup
Coordinates: 07h36m35.00s / -14°29'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v4.4 mag / 30.0x30.0'
120mm f/5, 18x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.3: Evident, loose cluster with good contrast to the surrounding. Consists of rather brighter stars.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4+
Some bright and moderately bright stars arranged in chains. No distinct concentration noticed, more scattered. Some stars appeared orange colored.
EASY

M48 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 80×80'
Name: M48, NGC2548, H6.22
Type: OC
Constellation: Hya
Coordinates: 08h13m43.00s / -05°45'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v5.8 mag / 54.0x54.0'
120mm f/5, 18x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.3: Evident, well concentrated, very rich. Very good contrast to the surroundings. With averted vision many fainter stars visible. The cluster appeared asymmetrical.
EASY

M50 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 25×25'
Name: M50, NGC2323
Type: OC
Constellation: Mon
Coordinates: 07h02m47.50s / -08°20'16.00"
Brightness / Size: v5.9 mag / 16.0x16.0'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 5+
Fairly obvious, well concentrated toward the middle compared to the surrounding. At the edges some moderately bright stars, whereas the center contains more fainter stars. At 37x the background appeared slightly diffuse. On the southern edge a brighter, orange colored star.
EASY

M52 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 20×20'
Name: M52, NGC7654
Type: OC
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 23h24m48.00s / +61°35'36.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.9 mag / 13.0x13.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.5
Round, diffuse, evenly bright. A brighter star at the western edge.

EASY
70mm f/5.7, 50x, Bortle 6-, SQM-L 19.1
At 12x well seen with averted vision as small, granulous brightening. At 50x very nice view. Appeared like diamond dust.

EASY
80mm f/6.25, 25x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0
The brighter star on the western edge evident. M52 itself easily visible as roundish, diffuse brightening. With averted vision many fainter stars perceptible.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Relatively small, rich cluster with mainly moderately bright and fainter stars. Very good contrast to the surrounding. On the western edge a brighter, orange colored star.
EASY

M67 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 30×30'
Name: M67, NGC2682
Type: OC
Constellation: Cnc
Coordinates: 08h51m18.00s / +11°48'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.9 mag / 30.0x30.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.0+, SQM-L 21.0
Oval brightening, not resolvable. Evident star at the edge.

EASY
4.5" f/8, 28x, Bortle 6
At 28x already well resolved with many, more fainter stars. Background appeared still diffuse. On the southwestern edge two brighter stars. At 75x many faint stars.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Worthwhile! Very evident, rich with more fainter stars. Background appeared diffuse. At higher magnification I could see several star chains and densifications. A brighter star on the edge.
EASY

M73 (AST)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: M73, NGC6994
Type: AST
Constellation: Aqr
Coordinates: 20h58m56.00s / -12°38'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.9 mag / 2.8x2.8'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 3
A few moderately bright stars in a small area. Somewhat evident.
EASY

M93 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 22×22'
Name: M93, NGC2447
Type: OC
Constellation: Pup
Coordinates: 07h44m30.00s / -23°51'24.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.2 mag / 22.0x22.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5+
Obvious due to high star density, but without a distinct center. Overall quite compact with many star chains.
EASY

M103 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 15×15'
Name: M103, NGC581
Type: OC
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 01h33m23.00s / +60°39'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.4 mag / 6.0x6.0'
4.5" f/8, 36x, Bortle 5+
One brighter and two moderately bright stars arranged in a chain, surrounded by an elongated, diffuse glow.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Very nice cluster. Three stars form a chain, between those many fainter stars. The middle star is apparently orange colored. Northeastward in a distance of about 15' I saw a triangle of 3 stars, where one of those was also obviously orange colored.
EASY

Markarian 50 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: Markarian 50
Type: OC
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 23h15m13.60s / +60°26'34.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.5 mag / 5.0x5.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
At 37x I saw 3 medium bright stars forming a right triangle. Background between these stars appeared unsteady. At 133x a few, faint stars popped out. Less evident.
MODERATE

Melotte 20 (OC)

Name: Melotte 20, Collinder 39, alpha Persei Group
Type: OC
Constellation: Per
Coordinates: 03h27m00.00s / +49°07'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v1.2 mag / -
The cluster covers a region of about 3°.

naked eye, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9
Very large, widely diffuse brightening. 2-3 stars visible with averted vision.

EASY
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9
Very large, scattered with star chains. Southwestward a group of 4 stars, which contains the apparently orange colored sigma Persei.
EASY

Melotte 25 (OC)

Name: Melotte 25, Hyades
Type: OC
Constellation: Tau
Coordinates: 04h27m00.00s / +16°50'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v0.5 mag / -
naked eye, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9
Easy to see, even under brightened skies, v-shaped. Aldebaran is brightest star, but not member of the cluster. Also nice view in binoculars with large field of view.
EASY

Melotte 111 (OC)

Name: Melotte 111, Coma Star Cluster
Type: OC
Constellation: Com
Coordinates: 12h22m30.00s / +25°50'42.00"
Brightness / Size: v1.8 mag / -
Large, open cluster with an angular size of almost 5°.

naked eye, Bortle 4, NELM 6.0+, SQM-L 21.0
Cluster was about 30° above the horizon. Obvious, large brightening. Similar to Messier 44, but much larger.

EASY
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.0+, SQM-L 21.0
Cluster was about 30° above the horizon. Almost too large, so the contrast to the surroundings suffered. Scattered bright stars without any concentration toward the middle. Overall poor cluster. Best view with the naked eye or maybe with very low magnifying binoculars.
EASY

NGC103 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: NGC103
Type: OC
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 00h25m18.00s / +61°19'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v9.8 mag / 5.0x5.0'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0
Quite compact with very faint stars. On the north of NGC103 I noticed another, fairly evident group of brighter stars.
EASY

NGC129 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 30×30'
Name: NGC129, H8.79
Type: OC
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 00h30m00.00s / +60°13'06.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.5 mag / 21.0x21.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9
Located north of a 5.94m star, somewhat apparent. About 5 stars visible with averted vision, background appeared brightened.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9
Some moderately bright stars loosely scattered, moderate contrast to the surrounding.
EASY

NGC188 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 30×30'
Name: NGC188
Type: OC
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 00h47m30.00s / +85°14'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.1 mag / 14.0x14.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.1, SQM-L 21.0
Relatively large, diffuse, evenly bright.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Obvious under dark skies when moving around the field. Many faint stars visible with averted vision. But overall quite faint.
EASY

NGC206 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: NGC206, H5.36
Group: M31
Type: OC, EG
Constellation: And
Coordinates: 00h40m33.80s / +40°44'22.00"
Brightness / Size: v12.8 mag / 4.2x4.2'
NGC206 is actually not a cluster, but a very large association of stars within the galaxy Messier 31.

8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
Oval or slightly elongated, quite faint, evenly bright. Fairly well visible with averted vision.
MODERATE

NGC225 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 20×20'
Name: NGC225, H8.78, Sailboat Cluster
Type: OC
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 00h43m39.00s / +61°46'30.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.0 mag / 12.0x12.0'
80mm f/6.25, 33x, Bortle 8, NELM 4.2+, SQM-L 18.7
Medium-sized cluster of rather evenly distributed, medium bright stars. Well noticeable as a cluster with averted vision. At the northeastern end an evident row of 5 stars.
EASY

NGC433 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC433
Type: OC
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 01h15m12.00s / +60°08'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v9.0 mag / 4.0x4.0'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0
South of a 9.37m star I could glimpse some very faint stars. It appeared to me partly diffuse, but not evident.
DIFFICULT

NGC436 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: NGC436, H7.45
Type: OC
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 01h15m58.00s / +58°48'42.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.8 mag / 6.0x6.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0
Quite obvious, rather compact cluster of faint stars. At 100x I easily saw about 10 stars. Southeast two brighter stars.
EASY

NGC457 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 15×15'
Name: NGC457, H7.42, Owl Cluster
Type: OC
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 01h19m35.00s / +58°17'12.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.4 mag / 13.0x13.0'
80mm f/6.25, 15x, Bortle 8, NELM 4.2+, SQM-L 18.7
Two bright, evident stars with an elongated cluster of rather faint stars, which can be partly resolved. The background appeared diffuse. At 33x pretty well resolved, but the background still stayed brightened.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0
Apparent. Moderately bright and fainter stars irregularly scattered. Southeast some brighter stars.
EASY

NGC559 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 10×10'
Name: NGC559, H7.48
Type: OC
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 01h29m30.00s / +63°18'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v9.5 mag / 4.4x4.4'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0
Very compact cluster of mainly fainter stars. At 100x about 5 stars visible, background appeared brightened.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Obvious as small, compact cloud of stars. At 100x 4-5 moderately bright stars and many, partly very faint stars.
EASY

NGC609 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 6×6'
Name: NGC609
Type: OC
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 01h36m25.00s / +64°32'12.00"
Brightness / Size: v11.0 mag / 3.0x3.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0
Unfortunately too faint under these conditions.
FAILED

NGC637 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC637, H7.49
Type: OC
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 01h43m04.00s / +64°02'24.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.2 mag / 3.5x3.5'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0
About 10 stars visible with direct vision. With averted vision the background appeared unsteady. Overall quite compact.
EASY

NGC654 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: NGC654, H7.46
Type: OC
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 01h44m00.00s / +61°53'06.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.5 mag / 5.0x5.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0
Northwest of a 7.31m star this cluster appeared at 37x as a fairly compact star cloud. With averted vision some fainter stars were visible. At 100x well resolvable, but the background appeared still diffuse.
EASY

NGC659 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: NGC659, H8.65
Type: OC
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 01h44m24.00s / +60°40'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.9 mag / 5.0x5.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0
Compact cluster, which is already slightly obvious at 37x. At 100x I could at least see 4 stars forming a semicircle.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Quite evident as compact star cloud.
EASY

NGC663 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 25×25'
Name: NGC663, H6.31
Type: OC
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 01h46m09.00s / +61°14'06.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.1 mag / 16.0x16.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 5
Obvious, fairly bright, diffuse, round.

EASY
80mm f/6.25, 25x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0
Conspicuous. 4 brighter stars at the edge of the cluster, which contains rather faint members. Good contrast to the surrounding. Looks like a star cloud.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0
Relatively large, moderately bright and fainter stars loosely scattered. South of the cluster two stars of 8.54m & 9.16m are apparently orange colored. Very nice.
EASY

NGC752 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 80×80'
Name: NGC752, H7.32
Type: OC
Constellation: And
Coordinates: 01h57m41.00s / +37°47'06.00"
Brightness / Size: v5.7 mag / 50.0x50.0'
naked eye, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Only the brighter star chain southwest of the cluster was visible.

FAILED
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Quite loose and scattered cluster, some brighter and fainter stars. Southwest an evident chain of brighter stars. This star chain can be also seen as a golf club. The cluster is then the golf ball ;)

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Large, many brighter and moderately bright stars widely scattered. No distinct concentration toward the center. More an object for binoculars.
EASY

NGC869 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 30×30'
Name: NGC869, H6.33
Group: Double Cluster
Type: OC
Constellation: Per
Coordinates: 02h19m00.00s / +57°07'42.00"
Brightness / Size: v3.7 mag / 30.0x30.0'
naked eye, Bortle 4
Evident with direct vision. Seen as diffuse, oval brightening together with NGC884.

EASY
naked eye, Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.3
Together with NGC884 visible as oval brightening. Evident with averted vision, barely visible with direct vision.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.5+, SQM-L 20.8
Two brighter, evident stars near the center. Besides one of them I noticed a considerable concentration of stars. That's why the cluster appears a bit more compact than NGC884. Together with its neighbour NGC884 and many star chains a wonderful cluster also for smaller telescopes!
EASY

NGC884 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 30×30'
Name: NGC884, H6.34
Group: Double Cluster
Type: OC
Constellation: Per
Coordinates: 02h22m23.00s / +57°07'30.00"
Brightness / Size: v3.8 mag / 30.0x30.0'
naked eye, Bortle 4
Evident with direct vision. Seen as diffuse, oval brightening together with NGC869.

EASY
naked eye, Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.3
Together with NGC869 visible as oval brightening. Evident with averted vision, barely visible with direct vision.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.5+, SQM-L 20.8
Evident and in comparison to NGC869 more loose. With NGC884 in the field really nice view.
EASY

NGC957 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 15×15'
Name: NGC957
Type: OC
Constellation: Per
Coordinates: 02h33m21.00s / +57°33'36.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.6 mag / 11.0x11.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 7, NELM 4.5
Three stars apparent with direct vision. Background near these stars appears slightly granulous at low magnification. At 100x some faint stars pop out. The cluster is more elongated and loose.
EASY

NGC1193 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC1193, H2.608
Type: OC
Constellation: Per
Coordinates: 03h05m56.00s / +44°23'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v12.6 mag / 1.5x1.5'
120mm f/5, 75x, Bortle 6-, NELM 4.8+, SQM-L 19.1
Fairly small, less condensed, appeared occasionally granular, rather faint.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 4-
Roundish to slightly oval, somewhat granulous with averted vision. Overall rather faint.
MODERATE

NGC1245 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 15×15'
Name: NGC1245, H6.25
Type: OC
Constellation: Per
Coordinates: 03h14m48.20s / +47°15'11.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.4 mag / 10.0x10.0'
4.5" f/8, 28x, Bortle 3, NELM 6.4, SQM-L 21.4
Quite large, diffuse. At 45x the cluster appeared grany with averted vision and a few stars popped out.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Rather faint, partly resolved cluster.
EASY

NGC1348 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 8×8'
Name: NGC1348, H8.84
Type: OC
Constellation: Per
Coordinates: 03h34m06.00s / +51°25'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 5.0x5.0'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0
Only the brightest & reddish TYC3325-48-1 in the middle of the cluster was visible.

FAILED
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
Small and poor. Just 5 quite faint stars visible with averted vision. The brightest star is TYC3325-48-1, which appeared obviously orange colored.
MODERATE

NGC1502 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 15×15'
Name: NGC1502, H7.47
Type: OC
Constellation: Cam
Coordinates: 04h07m50.00s / +62°19'54.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.9 mag / 8.0x8.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 7, NELM 4.5
Quite evident cluster with obviously higher star density than the surrounding. In the center very apparent and separated the double star STF485 AE.
EASY

NGC1528 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 24×24'
Name: NGC1528, H7.61
Type: OC
Constellation: Per
Coordinates: 04h15m23.00s / +51°12'54.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.4 mag / 24.0x24.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9
Very evident, slightly oval, somewhat granulous with averted vision, otherwise diffuse.

EASY
70mm f/5.7, 12x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
Evident as an open cluster with some medium bright and many faint members. Partly resolved, slightly oval.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5
Resolved. Evident with moderately bright and fainter stars.
EASY

NGC1545 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 25×25'
Name: NGC1545, H8.85
Type: OC
Constellation: Per
Coordinates: 04h20m57.00s / +50°15'12.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.2 mag / 18.0x18.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Most evident are few brighter stars in the center, that are part of the multiple star systems S445 and ES2604. Otherwise there are just some faint, scattered stars visible.
EASY

NGC1582 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 45×45'
Name: NGC1582, H8.70
Type: OC
Constellation: Per
Coordinates: 04h32m15.40s / +43°50'43.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.0 mag / 37.0x37.0'
80mm f/6.25, 25x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.2
Center more poor and surrounded by a curved chain of moderately bright stars.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Fairly large, evident. Moderately bright and fainter stars arranged in a wide arc. The center of the cluster is rather poor.
EASY

NGC1647 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 45×45'
Name: NGC1647, H8.8
Type: OC
Constellation: Tau
Coordinates: 04h45m55.00s / +19°06'54.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.4 mag / 45.0x45.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9
Chain of moderately bright stars at the edge of the cluster. The Cluster itself is relatively large, diffuse, evenly bright.

EASY
4.5" f/8, 28x, Bortle 6
Large, loosely scattered with brighter and moderately bright stars. Surrounding poor. At the edge an apparent chain of 3 bright stars.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 3, SQM-L 21.3
Relatively large, stars with similar magnitude, loosely scattered without visible concentration toward the middle. Star density higher than the surroundings. Overall rather evident.
EASY

NGC1662 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 20×20'
Name: NGC1662, H1.7
Type: OC
Constellation: Ori
Coordinates: 04h48m27.00s / +10°56'12.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.4 mag / 20.0x20.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 3, SQM-L 21.3
Moderately evident. Group of about 10-15 loosely scattered stars.
EASY

NGC1664 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 25×25'
Name: NGC1664, H8.59
Type: OC
Constellation: Aur
Coordinates: 04h51m06.00s / +43°40'30.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.6 mag / 18.0x18.0'
Very nice cluster. Recommended!

80mm f/6.25, 25x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.2
Quite evident, rather faint, resolved.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Located near a 7.47 mag star and seen as a star cloud consisting of many fainter stars. Very evident, fairly large, rich.
EASY

NGC1746 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 60×60'
Name: NGC1746
Type: OC
Constellation: Tau
Coordinates: 05h03m50.00s / +23°46'12.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.1 mag / 42.0x42.0'
4.5" f/8, 28x, Bortle 6
Very large, loose with moderately bright and fainter stars and a size of approximately 1°.
EASY

NGC1807 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 25×25'
Name: NGC1807
Type: OC
Constellation: Tau
Coordinates: 05h10m48.70s / +16°31'19.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.0 mag / 17.0x17.0'
4.5" f/8, 28x, Bortle 6
Evident with some medium bright and fainter stars, slight concentration toward the middle. Northeastward is the open cluster NGC1817.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5
Just some scattered medium bright and fainter stars visible. However the cluster was evident while sweeping over.
EASY

NGC1817 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 25×25'
Name: NGC1817, H7.4
Type: OC
Constellation: Tau
Coordinates: 05h12m15.00s / +16°41'24.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.7 mag / 16.0x16.0'
4.5" f/8, 28x, Bortle 6
At 28x just a handful medium bright stars. At 75x some more, fainter stars visible with averted vision. Located near NGC1807.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5
Three medium bright stars arranged in an arc and some fainter stars visible with averted vision. Somewhat more evident than its neighbour NGC1807.
EASY

NGC1907 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 12×12'
Name: NGC1907, H7.39
Type: OC
Constellation: Aur
Coordinates: 05h28m05.00s / +35°19'30.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.2 mag / 7.0x7.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9
Fairly well seen with averted vision as small, diffuse brightening.

MODERATE
80mm f/6.25, 50x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0+, SQM-L 19.6
At 20x quite small, diffuse, slightly oval brightening. At 50x I could saw two stars (probably the two stars at the south edge) of similar brightness, otherwise the cluster appeared very diffuse.

EASY
4.5" f/8, 28x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 18.9
Nearby a star pair, evenly bright oval.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5
At 37x more diffuse, fairly small, grany with averted vision. At 100x resolved, consists of preferably fainter stars, still small size. Located near an evident pair of stars.
EASY

NGC1981 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 35×35'
Name: NGC1981
Type: OC
Constellation: Ori
Coordinates: 05h35m09.00s / -04°25'54.00"
Brightness / Size: v4.2 mag / 25.0x25.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Somewhat evident group of several medium bright stars. Resolved.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Overall about 15-20 scattered brighter and medium bright stars. For a cluster less evident, but sufficient contrast to the surrounding.
EASY

NGC2129 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 12×12'
Name: NGC2129, H8.26
Type: OC
Constellation: Gem
Coordinates: 06h01m07.00s / +23°19'18.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.7 mag / 7.0x7.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.6+
Poor, less evident. I have probably missed the cluster due to wrong coordinates.
MODERATE

NGC2143 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 15×15'
Name: NGC2143
Type: OC
Constellation: Ori
Coordinates: 06h03m06.00s / +05°46'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 11.0x11.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.8
SQM-L 20.4: Less evident, loose. About 8 stars visible.
MODERATE

NGC2158 (OC)

DSS
© DSS I - 15×15'
Name: NGC2158, H6.17
Type: OC
Constellation: Gem
Coordinates: 06h07m25.00s / +24°05'48.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.6 mag / 5.0x5.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Quite evident, oval, evenly bright. Barely seen with direct vision.

EASY
80mm f/6.25, 41x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 19.4
At 25x rather faint, only visible with averted vision. At 41x oval, evenly bright, barely seen with direct vision.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 20.9
At 37x visible as very evident, oval nebula. At 96x a few stars (probably foreground stars) popped out, otherwise the cluster stayed nebulous. At 171x especially at the western and southern edge some stars seen.
EASY

NGC2169 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: NGC2169, H8.24
Type: OC
Constellation: Ori
Coordinates: 06h08m24.00s / +13°58'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v5.9 mag / 7.0x7.0'
The cluster looks like the number '37' ;-)

80mm f/6.25, 41x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 19.4
Relatively small group of moderately bright and fainter stars, conspicuous to some extend. The number '37' was not noticeable.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5+, SQM-L 20.9
Relatively small, evident group of about 15 moderately bright and fainter stars. After a few moments i could saw at 80x the number '37' upside down.
EASY

NGC2175 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 25×25'
Name: NGC2175
Type: OC
Constellation: Ori
Coordinates: 06h09m39.00s / +20°29'12.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.8 mag / 18.0x18.0'
The cluster is embedded in NGC2174, the Monkey Head Nebula.

8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.6+
Appeared rather poor and less evident.
MODERATE

NGC2186 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 8×8'
Name: NGC2186, H7.25
Type: OC
Constellation: Ori
Coordinates: 06h12m07.00s / +05°27'30.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.7 mag / 4.0x4.0'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.8
SQM-L 20.4: At 37x near two moderately bright stars I saw just a small, slightly diffuse brightening. At 80x a few faint stars popped out with averted vision.
EASY

NGC2194 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 20×20'
Name: NGC2194, H6.5, Melotte 43
Type: OC
Constellation: Ori
Coordinates: 06h13m46.00s / +12°49'06.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.5 mag / 10.0x10.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4+, NELM 6.0+, SQM-L 21.1
At 37x round, well concentrated, rich. Evident, but overall rather faint. Some stars visible with averted vision. At 100x partly resolved. Consists of mainly fainter stars.
EASY

NGC2204 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 25×25'
Name: NGC2204, Melotte 44, H7.13
Type: OC
Constellation: CMa
Coordinates: 06h15m33.00s / -18°39'54.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.6 mag / 13.0x13.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.5: Close to a field star located northwest of the cluster. The cluster itself appeared as a less evident, compact brightening.
MODERATE

NGC2215 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 20×20'
Name: NGC2215, H7.20
Type: OC
Constellation: Mon
Coordinates: 06h20m49.00s / -07°17'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.4 mag / 11.0x11.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.7: Moderately large, rather evenly bright. Not resolved.
MODERATE

NGC2244 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 35×35'
Name: NGC2244, H7.2
Group: Rosettennebel
Type: OC
Constellation: Mon
Coordinates: 06h31m55.00s / +04°56'30.00"
Brightness / Size: v4.8 mag / 24.0x24.0'
Part of the well known Rosette Nebula.

naked eye, Bortle 4
Seen as evident, diffuse brightening.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Evident with bright, scattered stars.
EASY

NGC2264 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 60×60'
Name: NGC2264, H5.27, H8.5, Christmas Tree Cluster
Type: OC
Constellation: Mon
Coordinates: 06h40m58.00s / +09°53'42.00"
Brightness / Size: v3.9 mag / 20.0x20.0'
The designation NGC2264 includes also the surrounding nebula like the Cone Nebula. On the DSS image the christmas tree is upside down.

naked eye, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.5: Only the 4.66 mag bright S Mon (= 15 Mon) was seen without any problems.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.5: Quite evident group of 20-30 more scattered stars with overall good contrast to the surrounding. The characteristical shape of a christmas tree was very well discernible.
EASY

NGC2281 (OC)

DSS
© DSS I - 20×20'
Name: NGC2281, H8.71
Type: OC
Constellation: Aur
Coordinates: 06h48m17.00s / +41°04'42.00"
Brightness / Size: v5.4 mag / 15.0x15.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Evident group of about 20-30 medium bright and fainter stars. Cluster is more loose with slight concentration toward the middle. Good contrast to the surrounding.
EASY

NGC2324 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 15×15'
Name: NGC2324, H7.38
Type: OC
Constellation: Mon
Coordinates: 07h04m07.00s / +01°02'42.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.4 mag / 8.0x8.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4-
Relatively large, consists of rather faint members. Appeared still slightly diffuse. Northward with an angular distance of about 30' there is the bright double star STTA82. Between the cluster and the double a star was evident due to its slightly reddish color.
EASY

NGC2331 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 25×25'
Name: NGC2331, H8.40
Type: OC
Constellation: Gem
Coordinates: 07h06m43.20s / +27°15'18.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.5 mag / 18.0x18.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5
Some scattered medium bright and fainter stars, but nevertheless somewhat evident.
EASY

NGC2355 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 15×15'
Name: NGC2355, NGC2356, Melotte 63, H6.6, H7.6
Type: OC
Constellation: Gem
Coordinates: 07h16m59.00s / +13°45'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v9.7 mag / 9.0x9.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5
Fairly small and compact. At 37x only few stars visible, otherwise nebulous. At 80x the cluster is almost fully resolved. Many fainter stars with averted vision. At 171x also the fainter members are well visible. Near the cluster there is a medium bright, orange colored star.
EASY

NGC2360 (OC)

DSS
© DSS I - 20×20'
Name: NGC2360, H7.12
Type: OC
Constellation: CMa
Coordinates: 07h17m43.00s / -15°38'30.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.2 mag / 13.0x13.0'
4.5" f/8, 28x, NELM 5.0+
SQM-L 18.7, NELM 4.0, Moon (60% illuminated): Quite well resolvable with averted vision, many faint members. But overall less evident and rather faint.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4+, NELM 6.0+, SQM-L 21.1
NELM 5.0+, SQM-L 20.2: At 37x evident with mainly fainter stars, good contrast to the surrounding, concentrated, many faint stars visible with averted vision. At 100x completely resolved.
EASY

NGC2395 (OC)

DSS
© DSS I - 20×20'
Name: NGC2395, H8.11
Type: OC
Constellation: Gem
Coordinates: 07h27m05.80s / +13°35'02.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.0 mag / 12.0x12.0'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 5
Some medium bright and fainter stars, that looked like an arrow. Overall not too obvious for a cluster.
EASY

NGC2413 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 15×15'
Name: NGC2413, H8.52
Type: OC
Constellation: Pup
Coordinates: 07h33m18.00s / -13°04'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 10.0x10.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4+
Overall a less evident, loose cluster. At 37x about 10 stars of medium brightness visible, at 80x some more fainter stars.
MODERATE

NGC2420 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 15×15'
Name: NGC2420, Melotte 69, H6.1
Type: OC
Constellation: Gem
Coordinates: 07h38m23.00s / +21°34'24.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.3 mag / 10.0x10.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5+
At 37x evident, very compact, nebulous with few stars visible. Still nebulous background at 80x and 200x.
EASY

NGC2423 (OC)

DSS
© DSS I - 30×30'
Name: NGC2423, Melotte 70, H7.28
Type: OC
Constellation: Pup
Coordinates: 07h37m06.00s / -13°52'18.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.7 mag / 19.0x19.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4+, NELM 6.0+, SQM-L 21.1
NELM 5.0+, SQM-L 20.2: More fainter members, relatively good contrast to the surrounding, smaller and especially less evident than nearby M47.
EASY

NGC2506 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 20×20'
Name: NGC2506, Melotte 80, H6.37
Type: OC
Constellation: Mon
Coordinates: 08h00m01.00s / -10°46'12.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.6 mag / 7.0x7.0'
120mm f/5, 18x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.3: At 18x evident, round, slightly condensed, diffuse. Appeared granulous with averted vision. At 40x a few stars popped out, otherwise the cluster stayed nebulous. Not better at 75x.
EASY

NGC2539 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 30×30'
Name: NGC2539, Melotte 83, H7.11
Type: OC
Constellation: Pup
Coordinates: 08h10m37.00s / -12°49'06.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.5 mag / 22.0x22.0'
120mm f/5, 40x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.3: At 18x well visible with averted vision, rather faint, partly resolved. Located nearby 4.72 mag bright 19 Pup with good contrast to the surrounding. At 40x asymmetrical, very obvious with many star chains. Overall the cluster consists of more fainter members.
EASY

NGC2664 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: NGC2664
Type: OC
Constellation: Cnc
Coordinates: 08h47m06.00s / +12°36'33.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 5.0x5.0'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
SQM-L 20.5: Inconspicuous, not discernible as an open cluster. Just 4 dominating stars.
MODERATE

NGC6530 (OC)

DSS
© DSS I - 20×20'
Name: NGC6530
Group: Messier 8
Type: OC
Constellation: Sgr
Coordinates: 18h04m30.00s / -24°21'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v4.6 mag / 15.0x15.0'
Part of the Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8).

8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, NELM 5.6+
I just observed this cluster by the way. It appeared quite loose with preferably brighter stars. A very nice view together with the Lagoon Nebula (an UHC filter might be useful).
EASY

NGC6633 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 27×27'
Name: NGC6633, H8.72
Type: OC
Constellation: Oph
Coordinates: 18h27m18.00s / +06°31'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v4.6 mag / 27.0x27.0'
80mm f/6.25, 25x, Bortle 5-, NELM 5.6
Evident. Good contrast to surrounding area. Slightly elongated with moderately bright and fainter stars. Rather scattered.
EASY

NGC6659 (AST)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: NGC6659
Type: AST
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 18h34m05.00s / +23°35'42.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 10.0x10.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.1
Not evident. Three moderately bright stars of about 10.5m form a triangle. Some scattered fainter stars around. Don't know what exactly belongs to this asterism.
MODERATE

NGC6664 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 25×25'
Name: NGC6664, H8.12
Type: OC
Constellation: Sct
Coordinates: 18h36m37.00s / -07°48'48.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.8 mag / 16.0x16.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Obvious as a group of medium bright, scattered stars without any noticeable concentration toward the middle.
EASY

NGC6709 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 20×20'
Name: NGC6709
Type: OC
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 18h51m18.00s / +10°19'06.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.7 mag / 13.0x13.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 20.9
Roundish, slight brightening toward the middle. Not resolved.
EASY

NGC6735 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 12×12'
Name: NGC6735
Type: OC
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 19h00m45.00s / -00°28'30.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 8.0x8.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.4: Close to a 7.2 mag star visible as a moderately evident group of loosely scattered stars. At 80x about 10-15 stars.
EASY

NGC6756 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 8×8'
Name: NGC6756, H7.62
Type: OC
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 19h08m44.90s / +04°43'01.00"
Brightness / Size: v10.6 mag / 4.0x4.0'
120mm f/5, 40x, Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.3
At 40x slightly condensed, rather compact, slightly granular with averted vision. At 75x glimpsed few individual stars with averted vision. Overall the cluster appears still granular.
MODERATE

NGC6791 (OC)

DSS
© DSS I - 25×25'
Name: NGC6791
Type: OC
Constellation: Lyr
Coordinates: 19h20m53.00s / +37°46'18.00"
Brightness / Size: v9.5 mag / 16.0x16.0'
At the northwestern edge you can find the quite evident carbon star U Lyr (v8.3-13.5m).

B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.5

FAILED
80mm f/6.25, 33x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.8, SQM-L 20.7
Quite faint, diffuse, slightly concentrated.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Evident, quite large, diffuse. At 100x some stars visible, background still nebulous.
EASY

NGC6800 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: NGC6800, H8.21
Type: OC
Constellation: Vul
Coordinates: 19h27m06.00s / +25°08'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 5.0x5.0'
80mm f/6.25, 25x
Observation under partly clouded urban sky. The cluster appeared at 25x more like a star cloud. At 83x some stars were seen. Moderate contrast to the surrounding.
EASY

NGC6802 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 8×8'
Name: NGC6802, H6.14
Type: OC
Constellation: Vul
Coordinates: 19h30m36.00s / +20°15'34.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.8 mag / 3.2x3.2'
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 5
At 37x just a slightly elongated brightening with averted vision. At higher magnification many faint stars were seen.
EASY

NGC6811 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 20×20'
Name: NGC6811
Type: OC
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 19h37m17.00s / +46°23'18.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.8 mag / 13.0x13.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.5
Fairly well seen with averted vision. Evenly bright, roundish, faint.

MODERATE
80mm f/6.25, 25x, Bortle 7+
Fairly large und grany. Some stars visible.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.1
Evident cluster with many faint and some medium bright members. At the edge of the cluster there is a poor region that looks like a dark nebula. The center is also poor. The cluster has very good contrast to the surrounding.
EASY

NGC6815 (AST)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: NGC6815
Type: AST
Constellation: Vul
Coordinates: 19h40m44.00s / +26°45'32.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 3.0x3.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
A group of moderately bright stars. Somewhat evident.
EASY

NGC6819 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 20×20'
Name: NGC6819, Fox Head Cluster
Type: OC
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 19h41m18.00s / +40°11'12.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.3 mag / 5.0x5.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.5
Seen with averted vision. Fairly faint, roundish, evenly bright.

MODERATE
80mm f/6.25, 33x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.8, SQM-L 20.7
Quite evident, well condensed, granulous with averted vision.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.8
SQM-L 20.6: Conspicuous cluster. Slightly irregular, not completely resolved, background appeared still diffus.
EASY

NGC6830 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 12×12'
Name: NGC6830, H7.9
Type: OC
Constellation: Vul
Coordinates: 19h50m59.00s / +23°06'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.9 mag / 12.0x12.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.3, SQM-L 19.3
Fairly faint, small, less conspicuous.

MODERATE
4.5" f/8, 75x, Bortle 7, NELM 5.0
About 5 stars visible with direct vision, about 10 stars with averted vision. Mainly fainter stars fairly scattered without considerable concentration toward the middle. Relatively good contrast to the surrounding. Shape more elongated.
MODERATE

NGC6834 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 15×15'
Name: NGC6834, H8.16, Edge-On Cluster
Type: OC
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 19h52m12.00s / +29°24'30.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.8 mag / 5.0x5.0'
80mm f/6.25, 83x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0
At 25x around a 9.65 mag star an elongated brightening. At 83x a handful stars in a row.

MODERATE
120mm f/5, 18x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
At 18x elongated brightening with central star. At 40x a row of 5 stars, whereby the central star is brightest one. Around these 5 stars the background appears brightened. Above and below almost symmetrically are two star clouds, whereby the southern one appears a bit larger and brighter. At 75x few individual stars were seen in these star clouds.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.1
At 37x evident as elongated brightening. A 9.65 mag star is in the middle of a row of 5 stars. With averted vision this region was nebulous, so it looked like an edge on galaxy. At 200x symmetrically to both sides of the row of stars I saw a star cloud consisting of very faint stars.
EASY

NGC6866 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 15×15'
Name: NGC6866, H7.59
Type: OC
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 20h03m55.00s / +44°09'30.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.6 mag / 7.0x7.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.3, SQM-L 19.3
Diffuse, slightly brighter toward the middle, rather faint.

MODERATE
80mm f/6.25, 25x, Bortle 7+
At 25x quite well seen with averted vision as a rather small, fuzzy star cloud. At 41x the cluster appeared slightly elongated with darker and brighter parts.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5-, SQM-L 20.3
At 37x moderately bright and many fainter stars visible. Almost resolved, condensed, conspicuous. A row of moderately bright stars cross the cluster. At 80x entirely resolved with irregular shape and distribution of stars.
EASY

NGC6882 (AST)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 18×18'
Name: NGC6882, H8.22
Type: AST
Constellation: Vul
Coordinates: 20h11m54.00s / +26°49'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.1 mag / 18.0x18.0'
80mm f/6.25, 25x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0
NGC6882 is extended over a larger field and contains some brighter and fainter stars, which are scattered more or less apparent between 19 Vul and 20 Vul.
EASY

NGC6885 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 15×15'
Name: NGC6885, H8.20
Type: OC
Constellation: Vul
Coordinates: 20h12m01.00s / +26°28'42.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.1 mag / 7.0x7.0'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4
Indeed I could see a couple of faint stars, but an assignment to the cluster is actually hard. I also observed this cluster with smaller aperture and lower magnification.
DIFFICULT

NGC6910 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 15×15'
Name: NGC6910, H8.56, Rocking Horse
Type: OC
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 20h23m08.00s / +40°46'30.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.4 mag / 8.0x8.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.1
Between two brighter stars some fainter stars arranged in chains. Star density higher than in the near vicinity, so the cluster is quite evident. Together with a bright star southwest NGC6910 looks like a big 'Y'. Bei 100x I could see quite well, where the soubriquet of the cluster comes from.
EASY

NGC6939 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 20×20'
Name: NGC6939, H6.42
Type: OC
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 20h31m30.00s / +60°39'42.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.8 mag / 10.0x10.0'
Evident, rich open cluster, which is located only 40' northwest of the also quite evident and bright spiral galaxy NGC6946. Both objects together give a nice view!

B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.3, SQM-L 19.3

FAILED
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.1, SQM-L 21.1
Round, diffuse, somewhat brighter center.

EASY
80mm f/6.25, 25x, Bortle 6-, SQM-L 19.5
Fairly well visible, large, round, slightly condensed, diffuse.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.1, SQM-L 21.1
Rich with mainly fainter members. At 37x many fainter stars visible with averted vision, but background appears still granulous/diffuse. Southeast of the center are some brighter stars arranged in a chain, which quite sharply delimits the cluster at 100x (also well visible on the DSS image).
EASY

NGC6940 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 50×50'
Name: NGC6940, H7.8
Type: OC
Constellation: Vul
Coordinates: 20h34m26.00s / +28°17'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.3 mag / 31.0x31.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9
Evident, relatively large, evenly bright, diffuse, oval. At the northeastern and southern edge 2 moderately bright stars.

EASY
80mm f/6.25, 25x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0
At 25x about 7 stars but nothing else apparent. At 83x some more, fainter stars. Not noticeable as a cluster.

DIFFICULT
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Large, rich cluster with many fainter and moderately bright members. Star density varies within the cluster and is much higher than the surroundings. No concentration toward the middle apparent.
EASY

NGC7023 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 18×18'
Name: NGC7023, H4.74
Type: OC
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 21h01m36.90s / +68°09'48.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 18.0x18.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4+
Only the nebula was visible. In the near vicinity almost no star seen. The cluster itself and also the nearby cluster Collinder 427 west of NGC7023 were definitely not visible.
FAILED

NGC7039 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 35×35'
Name: NGC7039
Type: OC
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 21h10m48.00s / +45°37'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.6 mag / 25.0x25.0'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4
Few medium bright, widely scattered stars. Between them many fainter stars arranged in chains. Dark lanes within the cluster but also in the surroundings apparent. Overall the cluster is less evident with moderate contrast to the surroundings.
MODERATE

NGC7044 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 12×12'
Name: NGC7044, H6.24
Type: OC
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 21h13m10.30s / +42°29'42.00"
Brightness / Size: v12.0 mag / 6.0x6.0'
80mm f/6.25, 41x, Bortle 7+

FAILED
120mm f/5, 75x, Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.8
At 40x only 2 very faint stars visible. At 75x near these two stars I saw a very faint, oval glow.

MODERATE
120mm f/5, 40x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
At 18x small, compact brightening with averted vision. At 40x brighter star at the edge, slightly condensed, not resolved.
EASY

NGC7062 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 15×15'
Name: NGC7062, H7.51
Type: OC
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 21h23m26.90s / +46°23'24.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.3 mag / 7.0x7.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.3, SQM-L 19.3

FAILED
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Relatively small cluster. Appeared slightly oval between two moderately bright stars. At 37x the cluster was nebulous with some stars visible with averted vision. At 80x well defined edge, many fainter stars with averted vision, which are almost evenly distributed. Background was still nebulous. Overall a rather small, but evident clster.
EASY

NGC7063 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 15×15'
Name: NGC7063
Type: OC
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 21h24m24.00s / +36°29'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.0 mag / 8.0x8.0'
80mm f/6.25, 25x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0
Rather apparent, small cluster with moderately bright and fainter members. About 5 stars visible with direct vision. With averted vision the cluster appeared as a small star cloud. At 83x about 10 stars.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 20.9
SQM-L 20.6: Moderately conspicuous with scattered members.
EASY

NGC7082 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 35×35'
Name: NGC7082, H7.52
Type: OC
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 21h29m17.00s / +47°07'36.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.2 mag / 25.0x25.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.3, SQM-L 19.3

FAILED
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Many fainter and moderately bright stars spread over a quite large area. Less condensed. Due to the Milky Way poor contrast to the surroundings.
EASY

NGC7086 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 15×15'
Name: NGC7086, H6.32
Type: OC
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 21h30m27.00s / +51°36'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.4 mag / 9.0x9.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.3, SQM-L 19.3

FAILED
120mm f/5, 18x, Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.8
At 18x slightly condensed, granular with averted vision with mainly fainter members. Obviously higher star density in comparison to the surrounding. At 40x well resolved. Some brighter stars apart the center apparent.

EASY
120mm f/5, 18x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
At 18x evident, medium sized, consists of fainter members, slightly condensed. At 40x an evident, almost central 'double star'. A dark lane seems to split the cluster into two unequal parts.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5-, SQM-L 20.3
At 37x nice view, rich, obviously concentrated with mainly fainter stars. At 80x entirely resolved, irregular.
EASY

NGC7093 (AST)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 6×6'
Name: NGC7093
Type: AST
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 21h34m42.00s / +46°01'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 6.0x6.0'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4
Three moderately bright stars (10-11.5m) form a nearly equilateral triangle.
EASY

NGC7129 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC7129, H4.75
Type: OC
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 21h42m56.00s / +66°06'12.00"
Brightness / Size: - / -
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4+
Quite evident group of some brighter stars with embedded reflection nebula.
EASY

NGC7134 (AST)

DSS
© DSS I - 5×5'
Name: NGC7134, The Glum Cyclops
Type: AST
Constellation: Cap
Coordinates: 21h48m56.00s / -12°58'24.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 1.0x1.0'
12.5" f/4.5, 110x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.2
The bright 11.33 mag star (the eye) was well visible. Next to this star I saw a curved chain of faint stars to some extent due to high clouds.
EASY

NGC7142 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 15×15'
Name: NGC7142, Collinder 442, H7.66
Type: OC
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 21h45m10.00s / +65°46'18.00"
Brightness / Size: v9.3 mag / 8.0x8.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4+
At 37x just a star cloud, hardly resolvable. At 100x resolved with irregular shape and mainly faint members.
EASY

NGC7160 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 12×12'
Name: NGC7160, H8.67
Type: OC
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 21h53m40.00s / +62°36'12.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.1 mag / 7.0x7.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Small group of brighter and medium bright stars. More or less obvious.
EASY

NGC7226 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC7226, Collinder 446
Type: OC
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 22h10m24.70s / +55°23'53.00"
Brightness / Size: v9.6 mag / 2.0x2.0'
120mm f/5, 75x, Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.4
Nearby two faint stars the cluster was just a very faint, diffuse glow.

DIFFICULT
120mm f/5, 40x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
At 40x just a small, compact glow near two brighter stars. Almost the same view at 75x.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4+
Just a handful stars visible. Not obvious, star density comparable to the surroundings.
DIFFICULT

NGC7234 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: NGC7234, NGC7235, H8.63
Type: OC
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 22h12m25.00s / +57°16'12.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.7 mag / 4.0x4.0'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 6-, SQM-L 18.9
At 37x three stars apparent as an acute triangle. The northeastern star appeared orange to slightly reddish. At 80x some more fainter stars visible. At 200x the cluster appeared somewhat elongated. Higher magnification recommended due to rather small angular size. Overall a quite evident cluster.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.9, SQM-L 20.7
Quite evident, well resolved with averted vision with moderately bright and fainter stars. At the edge an orange colored star. Overall the cluster is rather small, condensed with good contrast to the surrounding. At 80x completely resolved.
EASY

NGC7243 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 30×30'
Name: NGC7243, H8.75
Type: OC
Constellation: Lac
Coordinates: 22h15m08.00s / +49°53'54.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.4 mag / 21.0x21.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Pretty rich, loose cluster with mainly medium bright stars. The cluster appeared centrally bipartite.
EASY

NGC7245 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: NGC7245, H6.29
Type: OC
Constellation: Lac
Coordinates: 22h15m15.00s / +54°19'58.00"
Brightness / Size: v9.2 mag / 5.0x5.0'
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

NGC7261 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 12×12'
Name: NGC7261
Type: OC
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 22h20m07.00s / +58°07'41.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.4 mag / 6.0x6.0'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 6-, SQM-L 18.9
At 80x about 8 stars visible, u-shaped. Rather inconspicuous. At 150x few fainter stars popped up.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.9, SQM-L 20.7
Rather inconspicuous. About 5 outstanding brighter, between few fainter stars.
EASY

NGC7281 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 12×12'
Name: NGC7281
Type: OC
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 22h25m18.00s / +57°49'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 12.0x12.0'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 6-, SQM-L 18.9
Just three moderately bright stars in a row. Nothing apparent at this position.

DIFFICULT
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.9, SQM-L 20.7
Most evident are 3 stars in a row. Otherwise only few, partly faint stars scattered. Less obvious.
MODERATE

NGC7296 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 8×8'
Name: NGC7296, H7.41
Type: OC
Constellation: Lac
Coordinates: 22h28m01.00s / +52°19'22.00"
Brightness / Size: v9.7 mag / 4.0x4.0'
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

NGC7419 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 12×12'
Name: NGC7419, H7.43
Type: OC
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 22h54m20.00s / +60°48'54.00"
Brightness / Size: v13.0 mag / 6.0x6.0'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 5
At 100x nearby an 8.55 mag star visible as quite small, diffuse, partly granulous star cloud with averted vision. At 210x some individual stars seen with averted vision.
MODERATE

NGC7429 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 20×20'
Name: NGC7429
Type: OC
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 22h55m53.30s / +59°57'36.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 14.0x14.0'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 5
About 10-15 medium bright and fainter stars scattered. Shape of the cluster appeared more oval. Less obvious.
EASY

NGC7510 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 8×8'
Name: NGC7510, H7.44
Type: OC
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 23h11m00.00s / +60°34'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v7.9 mag / 4.0x4.0'
80mm f/6.25, 25x, Bortle 6
At 25x visible as a small, elongated nebula. At one end a brighter star. At 83x hardly better view.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5
At 37x obvious as elongated, rather compact cluster. A bright star at the southwestern end. Two dominating star chains in a sharp angle. At 100x the background is still diffuse.
EASY

NGC7686 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 25×25'
Name: NGC7686, H8.69
Type: OC
Constellation: And
Coordinates: 23h29m41.30s / +49°10'12.00"
Brightness / Size: v5.6 mag / 15.0x15.0'
4.5" f/8, 28x, Bortle 7
Around brighter star just some scattered stars visible. Not evident. Also used a magnification of 100x.
MODERATE

NGC7708 (AST)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 30×30'
Name: NGC7708
Type: AST
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 23h36m17.00s / +72°50'59.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 30.0x30.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 6
Less evident. Stars of different brightness are scattered over a quite large area, especially on the western end.

NGC7762 (OC)

DSS
© DSS I - 20×20'
Name: NGC7762, H7.55
Type: OC
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 23h49m51.60s / +68°01'30.00"
Brightness / Size: v10.0 mag / 11.0x11.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.7, SQM-L 20.6
At 37x quite evident with averted vision. Appeared as granulous brightening with some single stars. The cluster seems to contain mainly fainter stars. Barely noticeable concentration. At 80x almost resolved. A small chain of about 4 medium bright stars is conspicuous within the cluster. At 37x the cluster appeared more impressive and larger.
EASY

NGC7788 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 15×15'
Name: NGC7788
Type: OC
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 23h56m38.00s / +61°24'02.00"
Brightness / Size: v9.4 mag / 9.0x9.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0
Relatively large, obvious cluster with bright and faint, scattered members. The brighter stars are located more at the edge and are probably not real members of the cluster. Southeast is the cluster NGC7790.
EASY

NGC7789 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 25×25'
Name: NGC7789, H6.30, The White Rose, Caroline's Rose
Type: OC
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 23h57m24.00s / +56°42'30.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.7 mag / 16.0x16.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.3, SQM-L 19.3
Relatively large, faint, nearly evenly bright.

MODERATE
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 5+, SQM-L 20.8
Barely visible with direct visible, but overall quite faint, relatively large, diffuse with slight brightening toward the middle.

EASY
80mm f/6.25, 33x, Bortle 8, NELM 4.3+, SQM-L 18.9
SQM-L 18.5: Relatively large, faint, granulous with averted vision.
MODERATE

NGC7790 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 15×15'
Name: NGC7790, H7.56
Type: OC
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 23h58m24.00s / +61°12'30.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.5 mag / 8.0x8.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0
At 37x evident, but pretty faint, rich cluster. Partly resolved. At the western end two brighter stars. At 80x many faint members with averted vision, background slightly diffuse. The shape of the cluster appeared more oval.
EASY

NGC7833 (AST)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 15×15'
Name: NGC7833
Type: AST
Constellation: Peg
Coordinates: 00h06m31.50s / +27°38'30.00"
Brightness / Size: - / -
8" f/6, 218x, Bortle 4
At this position I only could see a curved chain of two brighter and two fainter stars. Can be seen on the DSS image below on the right. Not obvious. Was it really NGC7833?

Pismis-Moreno 1 (OC)

DSS
© DSS I - 15×15'
Name: Pismis-Moreno 1
Type: OC
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 22h18m48.00s / +63°16'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 7.0x7.0'
12.5" f/4.5, 72x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.3
Easy to see and quite evident. Two chains of star are dominating the cluster. Looks more like an asterism and was lovely named 'magician's hat' by us.
EASY

Pothier 11 (AST)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 40×40'
Name: Pothier 11, Jaws
Type: AST
Constellation: Vir
Coordinates: 12h38m50.00s / -11°20'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 25.0x25.0'
Southeast of the asterism is Messier 104 (bottom left corner on the DSS image). The shark seems to swim around Messier 104 clockwise.

120mm f/5, 40x, Bortle 7, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 19.1
Hazy sky, 1/3 moon: At 18x the chain of three stars is most obvious, which form the jaws. At 40x also the fainter stars become visible and the Shark is well noticeable. Very nice :-)
EASY

Roslund 3 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 8×8'
Name: Roslund 3
Type: OC
Constellation: Sge
Coordinates: 19h58m45.00s / +20°31'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 5.0x5.0'
120mm f/5, 18x, Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.8
At 18x slightly obvious group of about 5 stars. At 40x about 10 loosely scattered stars. Overall a rather small cluster.
EASY

Roslund 5 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 60×60'
Name: Roslund 5
Type: OC
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 20h10m00.00s / +33°46'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 45.0x45.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 7+, SQM-L 19.2
Somewhat evident group of 10-15 medium bright stars, evenly distributed. Cluster appears more oval.
EASY

Stargate (AST)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 15×15'
Name: Stargate, Canali 1
Type: AST
Constellation: Crv
Coordinates: 12h35m45.00s / -12°01'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 8.0x8.0'
120mm f/5, 18x, Bortle 7, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 19.1
Hazy sky, 1/3 moon: At 18x more or less obvious. At 40x also the faintest star becomes visible and the Stargate is noticeable as such.
EASY

Steph1 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 20×20'
Name: Steph1, Delta Lyrae Cluster
Type: OC
Constellation: Lyr
Coordinates: 18h54m30.00s / +36°54'00.00"
Brightness / Size: v3.8 mag / 20.0x20.0'
80mm f/6.25, 25x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0
Some scattered moderately bright stars around delta2 Lyra.
EASY

Stock 2 (OC)

DSS
© DSS I - 80×80'
Name: Stock 2, The Muscleman Cluster
Type: OC
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 02h14m43.00s / +59°29'06.00"
Brightness / Size: v4.4 mag / 60.0x60.0'
Nice, large cluster near the prominent Double Cluster (NGC 869 & NGC 884). Best view in binoculars due to its angular size. Its sobriquet comes from the similarity to a muscleman. I have never seen this strong man consciously.

B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9
Large with many rather faint stars of similar brightness, evenly distributed. An evident, slightly curved star chain between Stock 2 and NGC 869.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9
Too large for the 1.8° field of view. Widely scattered without any concentration.
EASY

Stock 23 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 20×20'
Name: Stock 23
Type: OC
Constellation: Cam
Coordinates: 03h16m11.00s / +60°06'54.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 15.0x15.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Evident. About 5 medium bright and further fainter stars visible, that are partly arranged in chains.
EASY

Teu8 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: Teu8
Type: OC
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 20h02m23.50s / +35°18'30.00"
Brightness / Size: v9.4 mag / 1.0x1.0'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Very compact, conspicuous group of stars, whereas the brightest members form a trapezium. The northeastern star of the trapezium is a double star and could be barely separated. At the western edge of the trapezium is a chain of 3 fairly faint stars. I was able to see 2 of them.
EASY

Trumpler 2 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 25×25'
Name: Trumpler 2, Collinder 29
Type: OC
Constellation: Per
Coordinates: 02h36m53.00s / +55°54'54.00"
Brightness / Size: v5.9 mag / 20.0x20.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 7, NELM 4.5
Pretty bright cluster. About 15 stars easily visible. With averted vision some fainter stars seen between them.
EASY

Upgren 1 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 20×20'
Name: Upgren 1
Type: OC
Constellation: CVn
Coordinates: 12h35m01.00s / +36°22'18.00"
Brightness / Size: v6.3 mag / 15.0x15.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 7, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 19.0
Quite evident, small group of 3-4 stars.
EASY

Webb 2 (AST)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 12×12'
Name: Webb 2, Webb's Wreath, Ruby Ring
Type: AST
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 18h02m32.00s / +26°21'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 5.0x5.0'
120mm f/5, 40x, Bortle 5+, SQM-L 20.8
SQM-L 20.5: Quite evident semicircle of rather faint stars.
EASY