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

Tonight, 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

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: 2019-08-23
Astronomical night: 04:58 - 13:31 (GMT 0)
NGC6871 Celestial motion
TimeElevationAzimuth
RiseDusk67°270° (West)
Set11:30319° (Northwest)
Maximum elevation

03:07

87°

178° (South)

Elevation

NGC6871 Celestial motion