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.