Object: Open cluster NGC 6871 Constell: CYG RA: 20h 05.9m Decl: +35° 46' Epoch:2000 Mag: 5.2m Size: 20' Type: II 2 p n Observer: Jere Kahanpää Obs. place: Jyväskylä, Finland Date/Time: 26./27.10.1993, 23.35 Telescope: N 205/1000 Magn: 63x Filter: Field: 40' NE Lim.mag: <4.8m Background sky: 5 Seeing: 1-2 Weather: 3/4 Moon high S. The sky is very bright. Brightness: 3 Alt: 35° Description: The first impression at 40x is of a very poor group bright stars. But 63x reveals a moderately rich background of 12-13m stars bringing the total up to 40 stars. A most interesting central star ("zoomed" in the drawing): only two components was seen a 40x but wiht 63x a total of 5 stars was seen within 25''. A somewhat fainter star 1' S also displays several faint companions. Biur 1 & 2 were also clearly visible (easier than this ngc-cluster!!) but not in the same field.