FSR 667* aka the "Squiggle Cluster" Open Cluster* in Perseus

Located at: RA 04 hours 07 minutes 12 seconds, Dec +51 degrees 10 minutes 00 seconds

Size: 7.0' Magnitude: 8.9 Class: IR Cluster or Asterism?*

North is up

West to the right


8" f5 Newtonian reflector


 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56


Lumicon Red filter, 190 minutes (19 x 10 minute subs), 12/31/2008; seeing 3.0-3.7 FWHM per CCDStack


CCDStack 1.4.1, Photoshop 7.0


 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s

Notes:* This possible open cluster was imaged based on the Deep Sky Wonders column by Sue French (Sky & Telescope, January 2009, pg 77-80). The name "Squiggle Cluster" is from "California amateur Dana Patchick, who happened upon it in 1980 with his 8-inch reflector." This object is not listed as an Open Cluster in "Star Clusters", by Brent Archinal and Steven Hynes. However, at this position in the CDS is listed IRAS 04033+5103, an Infra-Red source