(IAAC) Obj: NGC 7686 - Inst: 9x63 binoculars

Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2004/08/22 00h04 EST
Location of site: Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley, Qc, Canada (Lat 45.2083° N, Elev 343 m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5.9 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 9x63 binoculars
Object(s): NGC 7686
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: And
Data: mag 5.6  size 15.0'
Position: RA 23:30  DEC +49:08
In Andromeda, at ~3° NW of Lambda And. Located without too many difficulties and well located on the zenith. The location of the stars of NGC 7686 resembles of a tiny little dipper or a small ladle. Within the cluster, 2 stars are dissociated (SAO 53088 and 53077) visual magnitude 6,2 and 7,7 respectively. I also distinguish 2 other stars of lower brightness and a very weak luminosity in background. Very compact cluster. The field of binoculars contains the variable star Z And, but this one is not visible.
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