Object name: NGC7044
NGC 7044 is an open cluster in Cygnus not far from the famous North American Nebula. It was discovered by William Herschel on October 17, 1786. It is in the original Herschel 400 object list. My log from June 14, 1985 on a fair but humid night using my 10" f/5 at 180x reads: "Small, very faint, irregular puff of an open star cluster at 60x. At 180x three stars resolved with averted vision. Difficult to tell this is an open cluster. Not a winner." I wonder how much the humidity was bothering transparency. I've never looked at it since as far as I can determine.