By: Steve Goldberg
Asterism: a grouping of stars that form a recognizable pattern.
Right Ascension: 19 h, 26 m 12s
Declination: 20o 06’ 00”
Size: 60’ (minutes)
The “Coat Hanger” is a group of stars in the constellation Vulpecula, between Cygnus and Sagitta. It is easily located between the star Albireo in Cygnus and the 2 brightest stars in Sagitta: Alpha and Beta. This open cluster has the official names of Collinder 399 (CR 399) and OCL 113 (Open Cluster).
This object is seen easier in binoculars than with a telescope. And is a good object at public outreach events if you use binoculars.
This object was featured on “Astronomy Picture of the Day” on Dec 23, 2008.
Here is a link: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap081223.html