NGC 7142 is a fairly large and bright cluster, however the individual stars are mostly rather faint, and so a telescope is needed for a good view. Despite being located in a rich portion of the Milky Way, there are a number of faint galaxies visible in the image. One of the brightest is visible just above the cluster. This is the 16.4 magnitude, edge-on spiral, PGC 97261. Also visible in the same low-magnification field just to the north-west, but just out of view in the above image, is the faint emission nebula, NGC 7129.