(IAAC) Obj: NGC 7790 - Inst: Vixen 9x63 binoculars

Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 2006/09/01 6h57 UT
Location of site: Coaticook (Qc), Canada (Lat 45.14°, Elev 420m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5.8 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Vixen 9x63 binoculars
Object(s): NGC 7790
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Cas
Data: mag 8.5  size 17'
Position: RA 23:58.4  DEC 61:13
In Cassiopeia, at ~ 2 ½ ° NW of Caph (Beta Cas). Very beautiful open cluster, of
large size at the binoculars. Also, it shows an lengthened in an axis NW-SE.
Within NGC 7790, I distinguish 4-5 very weak individual stars, forming a “Y”
figure, accompanied by a weak nebulosity  of background, made up of unsolved
stars. It is those which give to the cluster its lengthened aspect. 
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