By: Steve Goldberg
This was first named by Father Lucian Kemble in August, 1994 in a note to astronomer Arlid Moland. It was Moland who gave it the “Mini Cassiopeia” name. Independently of Kemble and Moland, Brazilian amateur Bruno Alessi cataloged this object as Alessi J18350+7223”.
(This history taken from the book “Star Clusters” by Brent Archinal and Steven Hynes)