NGC : NGC6871

Information about NGC6871

General information

NGC6871 is the open cluster at magnitude 5 that is placed in Cygnus constellation and has apparent size of 20 angular minutes.
Having high brightness and large apparent size, cluster is available for observations through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

Information for observations

2019-05-26 cluster NGC6871 will be visible all night. At 21:35 the object will be placed at northeast, 17° above your horizon, and will be observable until around 04:40 when fade from view as dawn breaks west. Maximum elevation, 87° above horizon, will be reached at 03:57, when cluster will be placed at south.
 

NGC6871 on the sky map

NGC6871 on the sky map
Object type

Open Cluster

Alternative names

Constellation

Cygnus

Magnitude

5

Apparent size20'
Right ascension20h 5m 59s
Declination35° 46′ 36″

Catalogues

Messier

New General Catalogue (NGC)

NGC6871

International Catalogue (IC)

Nearest objects with greater magnitude
Object typeMagnitude
H VI 32Double Star4.76
Celestial motion
Date: 2019-05-26
Astronomical night: 21:35 - 04:40 (GMT -5)
NGC6871 Celestial motion
TimeElevationAzimuth
RiseDusk17°58° (Northeast)
SetDawn81°252° (West)
Maximum elevation

03:57

87°

179° (South)

Elevation

NGC6871 Celestial motion