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- Open Clusters & Asterisms (Cyg) -

And (3) Cep (22) Cyg (22) 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 (21) CVn (1) Lac (6) Pup (6) UMi (1)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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