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RA: 20h 16m 32s
Dec: +50° 14′ 24″
Ch: MSA:1108, U2:55, SA:9
Ref: Corwin (2004), NGC/IC
Type: star cloud
Mag: B=?, V=?
Size: 20′ x 18′
NGC 6895 is described by WH as "A cluster of scattered stars, above 15 arcmin diameter, pretty rich, joining to the Milky Way, or a projecting part of it." Centered close to his position (I put the center about 2 arcmin northeast) is a large cloud of stars, about 20 arcmin by 18 arcmin, most likely a random clump in the Milky Way. Four SAO stars, and dozens of fainter stars are included.
This might well be a nice object telescopically, but on the POSS1 prints, it is not impressive. RNGC's "NO CL" is understandable here.
Synonyms: H VIII-083
Discovered in 1790 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "a cluster of scattered stars, above 15' diameter, pretty rich, joining to the milky-way or a projecting part of it."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads NO CL DC.
The Messier objects
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