NGC 6871

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NGC 6871
NGC 6871.png
NGC 6871, taken from Stellarium
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Cygnus
Right ascension 20h 05m 59s[1]
Declination +35° 46.6′[1]
Distance 5133 ly (1574 pc[2])
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.2[3]
Physical characteristics
Mass M
Radius -
Estimated age 9.1 million years
Notable features Presence of eclipsing binary stars [4]
Other designations GC 4548, h 2067, Struve 2630[3]
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

NGC 6871 is a small, young open cluster in the constellation of Cygnus. The cluster has less than 50 members, most of which are blue and white stars. It is located 5135 light-years from Earth.

Map showing location of NGC 6871

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for NGC 869. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  2. ^ "WEBDA Database". Results for NGC 6871. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  3. ^ a b "SEDS' Interactive NGC Catalog Online". Results for NGC 6871. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  4. ^ "Astronomy Magazine". NGC 6871 - open cluster in Cygnus. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 

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