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RA: 23h 51m 46s
Dec: +16° 14′ 48″
Ch: MSA:1207, U2:170, SA:17
Ref: SIMBAD, DAML02, Archinal&Hynes (2003)
Type: open cluster, 31p
Mag: B=?, V=9.6
NGC 7772 is an astersim of 7 stars, the southern-most brighter than the others. Still, it is a striking object, well isolated, and would probably stand out quite well at the eyepiece.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a open cluster.
Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Burnhams V3 p1393.
A sparse open cluster, which Houston calls "almost too sparse to be called an open cluster"
Tom Lorenzin, in the e-version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "10.4M; 1.6' diameter; small, sparse cluster of 7 stars; 11 thru 14M; see photo at BCH-III-1393."
Steve Coe, using a 13.1" f/5.6, notes: "NGC 7772 Faint and small. Seven faint stars in a dull field."
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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