(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6820 - Inst: 10" F/10 SCT (Meade LX200)

Observation Poster: Gary A. Weston <peepsquack@hotmail.com>
Observer: Gary A. Weston
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 8/19/02 11pm EST
Location of site: Stellafane - Springfield Vt. (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" F/10 SCT (Meade LX200)
Magnification: 71.4x, 78.1x, 96.15x, 131.6x (+2x barlow)
Object(s): NGC 6820
Category: Open cluster.
Class: Trumpler Class: 13mn 
Constellation: Vul
Data: mag 7.10   size 7.0' 
Position: RA 19:43  DEC 23:18
Distance:  1.1E+0004 light years 
Age: 5.01e6
A very sparse cluster of stars.  Not much else was visible. I didn't notice any different colored stars. MAYBE there was a hint of dark/light nebulosity but it was very hard to confirm. I may have needed to use a filter to see any surrounding nebulosity.  Too bad I didn't have one available.
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