General informationNGC6871 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 observationsTonight, 2019-08-23, cluster NGC6871 will become observable at west as the dusk sky fades, 67° above your horizon, at 04:58. At 11:30 the object will sink below the horizon at northwest. Maximum elevation, 87° above horizon, will be reached at 03:07, when cluster will be placed at south.
NGC6871 on the sky map
|Right ascension||20h 5m 59s|
|Declination||35° 46′ 36″|
|New General Catalogue (NGC)|
|International Catalogue (IC)|
|Nearest objects with greater magnitude|
|H VI 32||Double Star||4.76|