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Object #11 – Collinder 399

City Deep Sky ProjectCollinder 399 - Asterism in Vulpecula
Object # 11 Object Name:Collinder 399
Other Names:Brocchi's Cluster, Al Sufi Cluster, The Coathanger
RA:19:25:24.00 Dec:20:11:00.00
Constellation:Vulpecula Season:Summer
Magnitude:5.2 Type:Asterism
This asterism, which looks like an upside down coathanger, was long thought to be a cluster. Recent data from the Hipparcos satellite seems to indicate that this group of stars is not a cluster, but simply an asterism. Either way it's a cool looking object in binoculars. A telescope doesn't show the whole extent of the asterism. This object is not visible to the unaided eye from a city.
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