Object: Nonex-open cluster NGC 6996 Constell: CYG RA: 20h 56.4m Decl: +45° 28' Epoch: 2000 Mag: Size: 9' (own) Type: IV 2 p (own) Observer: Jere Kahanpää Obs. place: Hartola, Finland Date/Time: 22./23.8.1996, 23.25 Telescope: N 205/1000 Magn: 133x Filter: Field: 22' NE Lim.mag: 5.2m -> 2.0m Background sky: 3 Seeing: 2 Weather: +13 °C, no Moon. Clouds. Brightness: 3 Alt: 70° Description: A half-circle of stars mag 10...12. About 20 stars within 9'. At 40x the cluster is quite obvious and was seen as soon as it entered the field. Est. Tr-type IV 2 p. Orig. descr J.Herschel (h2094): "Coarse, poor, pL cluster, stars small." This group is exactly at the RNGC position. Fits J.H.'s description quite well. The only problem is "stars small"?