(IAAC) Obj: NGC6940 - 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: 08232001-00:23EST
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): None
Object(s): NGC6940
Category: Open cluster.
Class: III 2 m
Constellation: Vul
Data: mag 6.3  size 31.0'
Position: RA 20:34.6  DEC +28:18.5
117X - NGC6940 is large nearly filling the FOV. It is an irregular group of
an estimated 100 11-12 mag stars. There are 5 brightest stars of 8.28 to 9.08 mag and 23 ranging from 9.5-10.5v. The Cluster appaears as a large area, jkust a little brighter than background.
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