NGC 6885

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Object data of NGC6885

Object type: open cluster (III2p)
Size: 20'
Magnitude: 5.7 mag (stars: 6..11mag)
Constellation: Vul
Distance: 1,900 Ly
Notes: NGC6885 is a loose open star cluster in Vulpecula. The bright star in the centre of the image is 20 Vul, a so called Be star (an emission line star).

The New General Catalogue lists  a second open star cluster inside this image field: NGC6882. It is unclear, whether NGC6882 is only another name for NGC6885 or if NGC6882 consists of the star concentration in the north western corner of the image.  

Exposure data

Date: 2008-10-05 + 09
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: 12" Newtonian telescope (f=1139mm)
Camera: ST2000XM with CFW8 and SBIG Filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Exposure time: L 26x2m / R 6x8m / G 6x4m / B 6x4m
Exposure time total: 2h 28m
Notes: bright moon light during exposure and bad transparency because of high clouds.