Object name: IC1369
IC 1369 is an open cluster in Cygnus between the North American Nebula and M39. In summer up here we have tiny biting bugs you can barely see we call No-See-Ums. That seems to apply to this cluster. It barely stands out from the background in my image. A smaller aperture would fail to show fainter stars allowing it to stand out better. It shows better in the cropped image. In the full frames it is above center as I used the coordinates at WEBDA and they aren't quite right. WEBDA puts its distance at about 6,800 light-years. They give an age of about 440 million years with a reddening of 0.57magnitudes. It seems all its massive blue stars have died or turned into red giants. The majority of the stars are just weakly blue. I was expecting either a bit older cluster or one more reddened by dust so these figures surprised me slightly. The cluster was discovered by Frederick Pechüle on April 27, 1891. He was a Danish astronomer more interested in comets and asteroids than deep space objects. Still, he found 7 new NGC and 4 new IC objects. He used an 11" refractor and was a student of the more famous (to me anyway) German astronomer, Heinrich d'Arrest. He worked mostly at the Copenhagen Observatory.