NGC 1664ngc1664

Open Cluster in Auriga
Mag 7.6

NGC 1664

Faint and quite small Open Cluster, shaped like a Christmas Tree with a Mag 7.45 star as it's 'star'
The cluster members are all very much fainter
There seems to be an extended part of the cluster at the base of the 'tree' but away from it
Small even in 8mm but very nice, if rather ragged away from the Mag 7.5 star

A small, faint but attractive Open Cluster which has the benefit of being easy to locate!
I'm sure it's in two distinct pieces, the 'Christmas Tree' above and then a smaller and more ragged patch below and to the right