Object: Nonex-open cluster NGC 6873             Constell: SGE

RA: 20h 08.4m           Decl: +21° 11'          Epoch: 2000
Mag:                    Size: 12' (own)         Type: III 2 p
                                                      (own)
Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Jyväskylä, Finland
Date/Time: 5./6.8.1996, 02.05

Telescope: N 205/1000
Magn: 80x               Filter:
Field: 37'              NE Lim.mag: 5.0m
Background sky: 5       Seeing: 3-4
Weather: 1/2 Moon low E. Bright NLC N. 

Brightness: 3           Alt:    
Description: A faint but still quite easy cluster. Stars mag.
10,5... About 20 stars within 12', most of 12th magnitude. In a
rich field. Round or slightly elongated N-S. Includes a mag. 10
pair on the E edge.

Original description: "Cl, lC, st10..., D* inv." Original
coords: 20h 08.3m, +21° 06' are close to the brightest star of
the cluster.  

Note: This is not the group A. Ling identifies as NGC 6873 in
Deep Sky 1990a, p. 46. The 'Ling' cluster surrounds double star
Theta Sge, about 25' ESE of 'my' NGC 6873.