NGC 7062 (Lund 988, Cr 434) Open Cluster in Cygnus

Located at: RA 21 hours 23 minutes 29 seconds, Dec +46 degrees 23 minutes 03 seconds

Size: 6.0' (5.0') Magnitude: 8.3 Class: II 2 m

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Deep Sky filter, 200 minutes (20 x 10 minute subs), 07/28/2007

Processing:

CCDStack 1.2, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

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

Notes: According to "Star Clusters", by Brent Archinal and Steven Hynes, the size of this open cluster is 5.0 arc minutes.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 7062

NGC 7062 = Cr 434 = Lund 988 = OCL-205
21 23 27 +46 22.7
V = 8.3;  Size 7

17.5": about 30 stars mag 10 and fainter in a 5' diameter at 220x.  The 
brightest stars form a parallelogram enclosing the cluster.  A mag 10 star is at 
the east end and a mag 11 star is at the west end.  Most of the cluster stars in 
the interior are mag 12.5-14.

8": rich, small.  Includes many mag 12-13 stars over haze, very mottled and 
dense.

- by Steve Gottlieb