NGC 6823 & NGC 6820ngc6823


Open Cluster and Emission Nebula in Vulpecula
NGC 6823 & NGC 6820
Mag 7.1



07/07/13
Open Cluster NGC 6823, sparse, three? stars in line almost joined
Surrounded by faint but visible haze in 12mm which is NGC 6820

04/09/13
A really neat wide double at the centre of the cluster sets the sprinkle of stars off which form around it

09/07/15
Smaller, with less members than NGC 6830, just a few FOVs away
A row of 6 stars between Mags 8.45 and 9.45 just fit into the FOV in 18mm with NGC 6823 above the bottom star
The whole asterism reminds me of a scythe handle with it's double curve
All very sharp in 18mm which gives a lovely contrast between the dark of the background and the sharpness of the stars

31/08/16
Hardly seems to be an Open Cluster at all in 12mm
Sparse but enclosed in an inverted 'Y' shape of stars of 8th and 9th magnitude
There could just be a hint of the nebulosity which is NGC 6820 in 18mm, slightly brighter than the surrounding starfield