(IAAC) Obj: NGC6882, NGC6885 - Inst: 30cm, f:10, SCT, LX200

Observation Poster: Jim Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: Jim Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 08222001-23:50EST
Location of site: Bigwoods, NC (Lat 35:46, Elev 250')
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 6/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 5/10 <10-1 Seeing Scale (1 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30cm, f:10, SCT, LX200
Magnification: 117X
Filter(s): UHC
Object(s): NGC6882, NGC6885
Category: Open cluster.
Class: See Below
Constellation: Vul
Data: mag ------  size ----------
Position: RA --------:---------  DEC -----------:---------
NGC6882; 8.1v; 18.0'; Class II 2 p; RA 20:11.7, DEC +26:33'.
117X - There are approximately 50 9-13 mag stars. There is one asterism that is
srongly reminescent of the Cassiopeia 'W' and there are several arcs and
straight strings of stars.
NGC6885; 8.1v; 7.0'; class III 2 p; RA 20:12.1, DEC +26:39'.
117X - The bright (5.91V) star, Vulpecula 20 markes the center of NGC6885.
NGC6885 is mostly indistinguishable from NGC6882. The majority of NGC6885's
stars are in a tight group around Vulpecula 20 with a faint arrowhead shape
just to the West. (The NSOG; Vol 2, Page 483 makes reference to the lack of clustering around Vul 20, but I can see a clustering of faint stars very well.)
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