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NGC 7044

NGC 7044, C 2111+422, Cl Collinder 433, Ocl 198, VI 24, h 2110, GC 4648

RA: 21h 13m 0s
Dec: +42° 29′ 0″

Con: Cygnus
Ch: MSA:1125, U2:86, SA:9

Ref: SIMBAD, DAML02, Archinal&Hynes (2003)

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Type: open cluster, 11r

Mag: B=?, V=12

Size: 6′
PA: ?

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H VI-024

Discovered in 1786 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "a very compressed and very rich cluster of eS stars, about 6' long, 4' broad, nearly in the parallel."

Published comments

Melotte, P.J. (1915)

A catalogue of star clusters shown on Franklin-Adams chart plates. Mem.R.A.S., 60(5), 175-186.

p.178: "Six clusters noted in Lick Obs. Bull., No.219 (Descriptions of 132 Nebulae and Clusters photographed with the Crossley Reflector) are not included in the catalogue.

NGC 7044: Does not appear as a cluster.

Trumpler, R.J. (1928)

(Lick Obs Bul, Vol 14, No. 420) gives the diameter as 5' and the class as 1 2 r.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 11.5 mag open cluster.

Photo index

by Jim Lucyk: Vehrenberg's Atlas of Galactic Neb-2 p118 (in photo with Sh 2-119).

Modern observations

Walter Scott Houston

Houston notes that this lcuster is only 3.5' in diameter, and calls it "a gem as viewed in a 12-inch scope."

Ancient City Astron.Club (1980)

described as "small, dim withe some 40 stars associated with the group. Can make out some resolution using averted vision. Scattered somewhat, a task to find this one. 8-inch, 48x."

Tom Lorenzin

Lorenzin, in the e-version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "11.3M; 3.5' diameter; 40-plus very faint members; small and tough, but beautiful once found; 2 degrees SE of 3M Xi CYG."

Brian Skiff

Lick: pair (25cm) on ENE.

POSS: m11-12 * 1'.75 from center. cl elong pa~75. pair 9'.5 SE of center:

11.5,12.2; 10"; pa2; is NErn of two *s.

15cm - difficult; 8 *s w/unres neb. 3' diam. prob wrong area.

- mod f glow @ 50x w/m11 * on NE side. 80x/140x: 4' diam, seems elong E-W

@ 80x due to f fld *s to E beyond m11 *. 140x shows it approx circ, the

fuzz extending a bit beyond m11 *. SSE ~10' is f pair that is Nrn of

two sim-br *s. BS, 8Aug1988, Anderson Mesa.

25cm - 3' diam, exceedingly f. on NE edge is faint un= pair. a few sparkles.

a circ neb.

30cm - 238x: vlosfcbr, 1'.5 diam, 10 *s.

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