Object: Open cluster NGC 6709                   Constell: AQL

RA: 18h 51.50m          Decl: +10° 20.2'        Epoch: 2000
Mag: 6.7m               Size: 13'               Type: IV 2 m

Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Jyväskylä, Finland
Date/Time: 17./18.9.1993, 22.15

Telescope: R 150/2063
Magn: 52x               Filter:
Field: 50'              NE Lim.mag: 5.3m
Background sky: 3       Seeing: 2 
Weather: Good, but cold. MW pretty well visible. 

Brightness: 2           Alt: 35°
Description: A nice cluster of about 30 stars. A bright chain of
stars running north from the brightest (9m) one dominates the
cluster. Another slightly fainter chain begins from the bright
double on the E side and joins the first chain near it's middle.
Kind of an open cluster version of the dark markings in M13. No
colours noted. There is a starless area between the brighest one
and the mentioned double star.