Object: Nonex-open cluster NGC 6989 Constell: CYG RA: 20h 54.1m Decl: +45° 17' Epoch: 2000 Mag: 10m (own) Size: 12' (own) Type: IV 2 p n (own) Observer: Jere Kahanpää Obs. place: Hartola, Finland Date/Time: 21./22.8.1996, 02.05 Telescope: N 205/1000 Magn: 80x Filter: (O-III) Field: 37' NE Lim.mag: 5.8m Background sky: 2 Seeing: 2 Weather: +13 °C, no Moon. Brightness: 4 Alt: 65° Description: 80x: A cluster of faint (11,5...13,5m) stars within the North America nebula. Size about 10'-12' and Tr-type IV 2 p n. 15 stars. An asterism? The 4 brightest stars in the field are plotted in Uranometria 2000.0 The cluster includes several 12th magn. doubles. The NA nebula is easily visible with an O-III filter. The glow is slightly brighter in the S third of the field and the NW third is avoid of any nebulosity. Orig. descr W. Herschel: "A L. cl. of pS, stars of sev. sizes"