Object: Nonex-open cluster NGC 6659             Constell: HER

RA: 18h 33.9m           Decl: +23° 34.0'        Epoch: 2000
Mag:                    Size: 6.5' (own)        Type: IV 2 p
                                                      (own)
Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Helsinki, Finland
Date/Time: 5./6.10.1992, 21.40

Telescope: C 200/2000
Magn: 80x               Filter:
Field: 37'              NE Lim.mag: 5.5m
Background sky: 3       Seeing: 2 
Weather: +6 °C, no Moon. Good but severe problems with dew.

Brightness: 3            Alt: 35°   
Description: An obvious but very poor cluster. About a dozen
stars mag. 10...12 in a mini-Bootes formation. The brightest
star 'Arcturus' is on the NE edge. The two 7th mag. stars on the
E and W edges are plotted in Uranometria. Coordinates OK.

Orid. descr J. Herschel (1833): "A v poor cluster 8th class."