DSS image of NGC6871
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC6871, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of NGC6871
Overlaid DSS image of NGC6871, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Type  Open Cluster
Magnitude  5.2
Size  20'
RA (2000)  20h 5' 59.5"
Dec (2000)  35° 46' 38" N
Constellation  Cygnus
Description  Cl, st L&S, D* inv

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
27 Aug 2006 TIMPA, Avra Valley, AZ (map)
28cm f/10 SCT Gypsy

Bright cluster in heavy Milky Way starfield, a haze of dim members arranged along a backbone of very bright stars running north-south, moderately detached from the background, rich and quite large at 20' north-south and 10' wide, a fairly barren zoe on the east edge
Other Data Sources for NGC6871
Nearby objects for NGC6871
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission. Use for non-profit and educational reasons is generally given on request.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.