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NGC 7160 (16,929 of 18,816)


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NGC 7160

NGC 7160, Cl Collinder 443, C 2152+623, Ocl 236.0, Ocl 236, COCD 501, VIII 67, h 2136, GC 4719

RA: 21h 53m 36s
Dec: +62° 36′ 0″

Con: Cepheus
Ch: MSA:1072, U2:33, SA:3

Ref: SIMBAD, Collinder (1931), DAML02, Archinal&Hynes (2003)

(reference key)

Type: open cluster, 13p

Mag: B=6.34, V=6.1

Size: 5′
PA: ?


It is a member of the Cepheus OB 2 Association.

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H VIII-067

Discovered in 1787 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "a cluster of coarsely scattered large and small stars, 7' diameter, like a forming one."

Published comments

Trumpler, R.J. (1928)

Trumpler (Lick Obs Bul, Vol 14, No. 420) gives the diameter as 10' and the class as 1 3 p.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 6.5 mag open cluster.

Modern observations

Tom Lorenzin

Tom Lorenzin, in the e-version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "6.6M; 7' diameter; 25-plus 7M and dimmer members; bright and sparse grouping."

Ancient City Astron.Club (1980)

Listed by the Herschel Club, described as "Bright, scattered, with some 25 stars within the grouping, rich and resolvable. 6-inch, 35x."

Brian Skiff


6cm - ten *s, elong NE-SW w/two br *s in NE end. a little haziness.

15cm - fairly br loosely scattered cl w/two br *s. 140x shows 35 *s in 10'

diam circ area. brtr * are in grp elong NE-SW twd center. 195x shows f

comps fairly close to three brtst *s (third is at SW end of elong grp).

BS, 8Sep1991, Anderson Mesa.

25cm - easy, br. 15 *s in 5'x2 area. a grp of mult *s. br wide pair on N.

30cm - loose w/o concen. 30 *s in irreg 8' cl. two br *s NE of center. triplet

on NW has two colored *s.

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