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Quote:After Preston mentioned it, I also see a very nice flying reindeer in Jake's sketch. On the DSS, though, I (now) see a much more robust animal, something like a bull (a stylized, thick bull in Merrill Lynch's logo).The really funny thing is that NGC 1750 is not in "my" Herschel 400, which is O'Meara's Herschel 400. Nor is any other part of this cluster. It is in Herschel 400 though according to SEDS and one other site I found, so there is no arguing here that it's not. When I found out this now it explained why I could not find any record of seeing this cluster. Here is, in a way, a Herschel 400 object that I haven't seen! Generally I should say that I am not a big fan of Herschel's class VIII clusters, although they may be a breath of fresh air as a diversion on a long night of observing many typical, more compact objects.EDIT: Above where I said "1750" I really meant this number. 1758 that David mentions is not in Herschel 400 according to the same sources that I used here to find that 1750 is. What a convoluted story.
Quote:Archinal and Hynes do not have a special note about this cluster, but in the table they say:1746, cluster, contains 1750 and 1758. 40' group of ~10 bright stars.1750, part of cluster, part of 1746. Herschel's VIII.43.1758, cluster, part of 1746. Probably clump on E side of 1746 and 1750 overall group.Steinicke writes about d'Arrests discovery 1746:The inconspicuous group 1746 overlaps with the open clusters 1750 (VIII.43) and 1758 (VI.21)... Both are significant objects, 1750 being the brighter one. Owing to their different distances, they are not physically connected. D'Arrest's group is located in the middle - a mere optical mix of stars of both clusters (Leiter F 2007, Ein Trio von Offenen Sternhaufen? VdSF 22 52-54).And I thought Herschel 400 II/ Herschel class VIII clusters in Cygnus were confusing!
Quote:Mr. David.That clears/confuses the matter even more! Thanks for those links. I don't know whether to edit my data or just leave it be. As I described it, it's a mess of stars.