Object name: BERKELEY069
Berkeley 069 is a rather old open cluster (as these clusters go) in southwestern Auriga about .9 degrees below IC 410, the much imaged Tadpoles Nebula and star cluster. WEBDA puts its age at 890 million years and its distance at 9300 light-years. Due to its age, the bright, massive, blue O and B stars that make young star clusters sparkle have long since died leaving only dimmer white, yellow and red stars. It is reddened by 0.65 magnitudes further reddening its stars removing what blue might have otherwise remained. The makes it a rather dull cluster.