Spectral types and colors for 881 stars have been observed in an area of 16.2 square degrees located at R.A. 3h51 Dec. +56?8 (1945). An analysis of the red color excesses and of some photoelectric color measures indicates that the region is covered by an obscuring cloud which sets in at a distance of 200 parsecs and extends to 500 parsecs from the sun. The total absorption in this cloud is 2.0 mag. at 500 parsecs. Thereafter the absorption increases uniformly to 3 mag. at 2500 parsecs. Space-density analyses indicate a condensation of B8-A0 stars and of giant F8-K3 stars at distances between 200 and 300 parsecs. In this region the density of the former is four times the density in the solar neighborhood; the density of giants is two to three times that near the sun. Beyond this clustering, the density functions decrease to values somewhat less than the density near the sun. The B5 stars and the FOF5 sfars diminish rapidly in number with distance. A general luminosity function computed from these data shows an excess of 0.4 in log (M) for stars with -1 <M <2, as compared to the standard van Rhijn function.