Object: Nonex-open cluster NGC 6827 field.      Constell: VUL

RA: 19h 48.9m           Decl: +21° 13'          Epoch: 2000
Mag:                    Size: 4'                Type: I 1 m

Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Hartola, Finland    
Date/Time: 22./23.8.1996, 01.05

Telescope: N 205/1000
Magn: 40x               Filter:
Field: 83'              NE Lim.mag: 6.0m
Background sky: 2       Seeing: 2 
Weather: +11 °C, no Moon.          

Brightness: 3           Alt: 45°
Description: A. Ling (1992) has identified NGC 6827 as the faint
open cluster Berkeley 48. (I 1 m, 4', #stars 30, Br13-15m). Berk
48 was not seen but there is a much larger (about 25'x17')
cluster/starcloud in the field SE of the catalogue positions.
This cluster includes about 30 stars of magnitudes 12...
Trumpler-type IV 2 p-m. The stars are in several sub-groups.
This group is easily visible in Megastar as a high-density star
cloud. 

The original description: "vF, E, dif, sev, st inv." sounds like
Ling will draw the longer straw. This clearly describes a much
fainter cluster than mine. Still - if NGC 6827 is Berk 48 then
was was seen?