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NGC 6828

NGC 6828, COCD 469, VIII 73, h 2051, GC 4515

RA: 19h 50m 17.5s
Dec: +07° 54′ 9″

Con: Aquila
Ch: MSA:1267, U2:207, SA:16

Ref: SIMBAD, DAML02, Archinal&Hynes (2003)

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Type: star cluster

Mag: B=?, V=?

Size: 12′ x 10′
PA: ?

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

NGC 6828 may be simply a random scattering of stars around SAO 125116 (I've adopted this star's position for the "cluster"). The GSC has a scattered concentration of about 60 stars, 12 x 10 arcmin across, centered about 2.5 arcmin southwest of the SAO star, but this does not show well on the POSS1. Perhaps it would be more outstanding visually.

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H VIII-073

Discovered in 1788 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "a cluster of coarsely scattered stars with one pB stars in the middle."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads NO CL DC.

Contemporary observations

Magda Streicher

2010 June 12

Location: Polokwane

16-inch f/10 SCT (127x 290x)

[19h50m15s, +07o54'06"]

It could well be just a busy star field. But the area show faint stars in strings more or less concentrated around a magnitude 6.4 star. Seeing in low power it shows a sort of gathering against the busy star field.

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