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NGC 6800

NGC 6800, C 1925+250, COCD 462, VIII 21, h 2041, GC 4497

RA: 19h 27m 6s
Dec: +25° 08′ 0″

Con: Vulpecula
Ch: MSA:1196, U2:161, SA:8


(reference key)

Type: open cluster

Mag: B=?, V=?

Size: 5′
PA: ?

History and Accurate Positions for the NGC/IC Objects (Corwin 2004)

NGC 6800. WH's RA is 1 minute of time too small, but JH's is correct. Since JH adopted his own position for GC, NGC also has the correct position. See NGC 6882 = NGC 6885 for more on WH's observations on the night of 10 Sept 1784.

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H VIII-021

Discovered in 1785 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "a cluster of considerably large coarsely scattered stars."

Published comments

Roslund, C. (1960)

Roslund, C. (1960) Remarks on Some New and Some Known Galactic Clusters. PASP, 72(426), 205. [1960PASP...72..205R]

"The brightest stars (10th mag) are of type A0 IV, followed by fainter A stars on the main sequence."

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a open cluster.

Modern observations

Mitsky, Dave (IAAC)

Observer: Dave Mitsky (e-mail: djm28@psu.edu)

Instrument: 12.5-inch equatorial reflector Location: Harrisburg, Pa, U.S.A.

Light pollution: moderate Transparency: poor Seeing: good

Time: Tue Jul 8 06:20:00 1997 UT Obs. no.: 207

NGC 6800 is a moderate sized group of over 30 stars

Tom Lorenzin

Tom Lorenzin, in the e-version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "9M; 15' diameter; large and kinda sparse; 25-plus 10M and dimmer members; 35' NW of Alpha VUL."

Brian Skiff

15cm - sl detached grp of 50-60 *s in 15' area. brtst *s are m11, and form ring 7'-8' across that has only a few *s in it to m14.5. BS, 2Jul1989, Anderson Mesa.

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