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droid
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help IDing possible cluster
      #5527496 - 11/19/12 08:55 AM

I had my new to me 16 inch out a couple nights ago, frim a very bright location, took a shot at catching a glimpse of the veil, no joy, but just off the end of the wing on the lyra side I stumbled over a very pretty cluster, I included it in the report over in the reflector forum, asking if I had actually seen a cluster, but got no responce.
Is there in fact a cluster there, or just a bunch of stars that happened to be in the same area, lol?


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Re: help IDing possible cluster new [Re: droid]
      #5527855 - 11/19/12 12:31 PM

Quote:

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.


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Re: help IDing possible cluster new [Re: Tony Flanders]
      #5527932 - 11/19/12 01:16 PM

Tony ; Im sorry , lol....I was just showing the scope to some friends, and had decided to look for the veil, no go, I knew better, then headed for the ring nebula, I was right off, maybe one fov right of the last star in the wing facing Lyra, and stopped dead in my tracks and stared, Id bet it was a cluster, but I dunno.
The Ring nebula by the way knocked my socks off ,lol


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Re: help IDing possible cluster new [Re: droid]
      #5527943 - 11/19/12 01:20 PM

If it was dense, it could be M56?

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Re: help IDing possible cluster new [Re: Sasa]
      #5527996 - 11/19/12 01:37 PM

Jason, et al;

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.


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Re: help IDing possible cluster new [Re: stevecoe]
      #5528044 - 11/19/12 02:06 PM

Nailed it thanks guys.

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