Hershel 400 Objects in Auriga


Abbreviations in the CON column are the IAU versions.
The column TYPE has following abbreviations:
OPNCL = open cluster PLNNB = planetary nebula GLOCL = globular cluster CL+NB = open cluster and nebulosity BRTNB = bright emission or reflection nebula
Hubble Classification for galaxies or GALXY where no classification existed.

In the Herschel Column the Classes are:
I = Bright Nebulae III = Very Faint Nebulae V = Very Large
VII = Pretty Much Compressed
Clusters of Large or Small Stars
II = Faint Nebulae IV = Planetary Nebulae VI = Very Compressed and Rich Clusters of Stars VIII = Coarsely Scattered
Clusters of Stars
Observation Notes
1664 AUR OPNCL 04 51.1 +43 42 7.6 18' H VIII 59 Pretty bright, pretty large, not rich, not compressed. Seen in 11X80 finder. 30 Stars counted in 13" at 135X. There is an 8th mag star on the south side of cluster, with a nice chain of fainter stars leading to it.
1857 AUR OPNCL 05 20.2 +39 21 7.0 6' H VII 33 Bright and Rich. Very nice at 165X, an 8th mag yellow star with several nice star chains radiating out from it. 45 members counted in about 12 minutes of cluster size.
1907 AUR OPNCL 05 28.0 +35 19 8.2 7.0' H VII 39 pretty bright, pretty small, much compressed and resolved at 165X. Just seen in 11X80 finder, I counted 22 stars in 13".
1931 AUR CL+NB 05 31.4 +34 15 11.3 3'X3' H I 261 Bright, pretty large and somewhat elongated. Looks like a small comet at very low powers. There is a triple star in the center, it is resolved at 200X.
2126 AUR OPNCL 06 03.0 +49 54 10.2 6.0' H VIII 68 pretty bright, pretty large, irregular shape, not compressed. 22 stars counted in an arrowhead shape at 135X. There is a 6th mag star on the NE edge of the cluster.
2281 AUR OPNCL 06 49.3 +41 04 5.4 15.0' H VIII 71 Pretty bright, pretty large, not compressed, not rich at 100X. A dozen 10th and 11th mag stars with some fainter attendants.