Object: Nonex-open cluster NGC 7438             Constell: CAS

RA: 22h 57.6m           Decl: +54° 21'          Epoch: 2000
Mag:                    Size: 30'x8' (own)      Type: III 2 m 
                                                      (own)
Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Hartola, Finland
Date/Time: 21./22.8.1996, 00.10

Telescope: N 205/1000
Magn: 40x               Filter:
Field: 83'              NE Lim.mag: 6.0m
Background sky: 2       Seeing: 2 
Weather: +14 °C, no Moon.          

Brightness: 3           Alt: 70°
Description: Two asterisms? About 30 stars in an oblong area
30'x8' oriented NE-SW. Stands out quite well. Stars mag
11,5..13. Est Tr-type III 2 m/p. Could maybe be a real (or two)
cluster(s). The coordinates are within the NE group near the
12th magnitude double star (barely separated in the scanned
version) 

J. Herschel: "A large oblong cl. which fills two fields" h2196