NGC 7063 (Lund 990, Cr 435) Open Cluster in Cygnus

Located at: RA 21 hours 24 minutes 30 seconds, Dec +36 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds

Size: 7.0' (9.0') Magnitude: 7.0 Class: III 1 p

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Deep Sky filter, 150 minutes (15 x 10 minute subs), 10/5/2007

Processing:

CCDStack 1.3, 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 9.0 arc minutes.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 7063

NGC 7063 = Cr 435 = Lund 990 = OCL-192
21 24 21 +36 29.2
V = 7.0;  Size 8

17.5": about 35 stars mag 9-15 in a 10' region.  Very bright, fairly large, 
elongated ~N-S.  Includes about ten bright stars mag 9-10.5.  This is a 
scattered group with no rich sections.  A line of four bright stars is at the 
west edge and a curving arc of bright stars is just following.  Includes a 
triple star consisting of a close well-matched mag 12.5 double star and a wider 
third member.

- by Steve Gottlieb