Open cluster NGC 6871

Posted by Jaicoa2
on Monday, September 29, 2014

Open cluster NGC 6871 on September 13th, 00:04ut. Located in the Constellation Cygnus the cluster is comprised of less than 50 member stars which are interspersed and well detached from the background sky. The cluster is dominated by a pair of double star systems comprised of SAO 69402 (mag 6.77) and SAO 69403 (mag 7.36) for the northern pair and SAO 69405 (mag 7.86) and SAO 69404 (mag 8.86) which make up the southern pair.

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