Coordinates: Sky map 20h 03m 42s, +44° 00′ 00″

NGC 6866

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NGC 6866
NGC 6866.png
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension20h 3.7m [1]
Declination+44° 00′[1]
Distance3900 Ly (1450 pc)
Apparent magnitude (V)7.6
Apparent dimensions (V)7'
Physical characteristics
Other designationsCr 412, C2002+438, OCL 183
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

NGC 6866 is an open cluster in the constellation Cygnus. It was discovered by Caroline Herschel on 23 July 1783.

Map showing location of NGC 6866


  1. ^ a b "NGC 6866". Results for NGC 6866. Retrieved 2008-09-29.

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