(IAAC) OBJECT: NGC6940 INST: 14.5" f/4.29 fl=1580mm dob

Observer:  Todd Gross
Your skill:  Intermediate - Many years
Date and UT of observation: 06/20/01 03:30GMT
Location & latitude: 22 mi. West of Boston, Ma. 42.3N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual): approx. 4.9 zenith, 4.9 vic.object
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best): approx. 5
Moon up (phase?): No
Weather: Mostly clear
Instrument: 14.5" f/4.29 fl=1580mm Newt 
Magnifications: 59x
Filters used: None
Object: NGC
Constellation: Vulpecula
Object data: OC
Size(s): 31'
Position: 20:35 +28:18
Magnitude: 6.3
Personal "rating" this aperture: B/B+
Very nice, very large open cluster with three
tiers of brightness to the stars, all uniform within
their tiers. Dim, medium, fairly bright. Not particularly
dense at 59x. 
One particular star fairly close to center in the "medium" category 
was particularly red making the cluster more interesting.
Bit tight in the 27mm panoptic which I used to reach
59x. Needs 40x or lower. Somewhat elongated, not
perfectly round. 
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