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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6940 - Inst: 8" Discovery DHQ dob



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Observation Poster: Tom Campbell <softech@iolaks.com>
Observer: Tom Campbell
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: August 6, 2001 - 10:30pm CDT
Location of site: Iola, KS (Lat 37 55m, Elev 1000')
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 8 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" Discovery DHQ dob
Magnification: 49X, 81X, 122X, 188X, 305X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 6940
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 3 2 r -
Constellation: Vul
Data: mag 6.3  size 31.0'
Position: RA 20:35  DEC +28:19
Description:
This is a large, but mostly faint open cluster. It's fairly loose and easily
resolved at 49X. At 81X, even more stars are visible and the cluster takes
up nearly the entire field of view. The cluster is somewhat oblong, and it
appears that there are a few brighter stars sprinkled in the foreground.
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