help IDing possible cluster
Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:55 AM
Is there in fact a cluster there, or just a bunch of stars that happened to be in the same area, lol?
Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:31 PM
Just off the end of Cygnus's wing on the Lyra side I stumbled over a very pretty cluster ... Is there in fact a cluster there, or just a bunch of stars that happened to be in the same area, lol?
Could you be a little more explicit? Cygnus has many clusters, its wings are enormous, and different people picture them differently -- so I don't know what "end" means in this context.
The brightest cluster in that part of the sky is NGC 6811, but there are plenty of alternatives.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:16 PM
The Ring nebula by the way knocked my socks off ,lol
Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:37 PM
NGC 6811 is off the wing you are discussing. Here is an observations of mine:
NGC 6811 6" f/8 refractor Seeing+Transparency=7/10 14mm EP
pretty bright, large, little compressed, pretty rich, 39 stars counted. Pretty well detached. There is an interesting circlet of 7 stars on the NW edge.