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NGC 6820

NGC 6820, Ced 170, Magakian 799, GM1-26, Sh 2-86, LBN 135, LBN 059.38-00.15, GC 5945

RA: 19h 42m 27.92s
Dec: +23° 05′ 14.7″

Con: Vulpecula
Ch: MSA:1195, U2:162, SA:8

Ref: SIMBAD, Collinder (1931), DAML02, NGC/IC

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Type: reflection nebula

Mag: B=15, V=?

Size: 0.5′ x 0.5′
PA: ?

Published comments

Cederblad, S. (1946) [VII/231]

Ced 170 (NGC 6820)

Position (1900): RA 19 38.2, Dec + 22 51

Star: Cl (Mp=13.:, V=13.3:)

Spectrum of nebula: (not classified)

Classification: Neb associated with mainly one star (which may be multiple) - Fan-shaped object (eg. IC 59)

Size: 0.5'x0.5' (approximate)

Notes: "NGC 6820 = GC 5945. Disc. Marth. (114, 194, 550, 578)."

Sharpless (1959)

A catalogue of H-II regions. Astrophys.J.Suppl.Ser., 4, 257-279.

Sh 2-86: "NGC 6820. Contains cluster. Part of I Vul assoc."

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.0 mag cluster associated with nebulosity.

Magakian T. Yu. (2003)

= GN 19.40.3, Other designations: GM1-26

Class: CN (cometary nebula)

Photo index

Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Vehrenberg's Atlas of Galactic Neb-2 p59, 61, 62.

Contemporary observations

Magda Streicher

(no date)

Alldays (22.50S, 20.12E, 770m).

12-inch f/10 SCT (95x, 218x)

The petite cluster is round in shape and stringe towards the NW. The middle section seems tight with double stars. The soft cloud around it is seen with a 0111 filter, which the slightly more prominent nebulosity towards the south of the cluster.

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