NGC 6871

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NGC 6871
NGC 6871.png
NGC 6871, taken from Stellarium
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationCygnus
Right ascension20h 05m 59s[1]
Declination+35° 46.6′[1]
Distance5133 ly (1574 pc[2])
Apparent magnitude (V)5.2[3]
Physical characteristics
MassM
Radius-
Estimated age9.1 million years
Notable featuresPresence of eclipsing binary stars [4]
Other designationsGC 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 "NGC 869". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
  2. ^ "Results for NGC 6871". WEBDA Database. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
  3. ^ a b "Results for NGC 6871". SEDS' Interactive NGC Catalog Online. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
  4. ^ "Astronomy Magazine". NGC 6871 - open cluster in Cygnus. Retrieved 2015-08-18.

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