NGC 6830 (Lund 908, Cr 406) Open Cluster in Vulpecula

Located at: RA 19 hours 51 minutes 00 seconds, Dec +23 degrees 03 minutes 50 seconds

Size: 12' (6.0') Magnitude: 7.9 Class: II 2 p

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Deep Sky filter, 190 minutes (19 x 10 minute subs), 10/4/2007

Processing:

CCDStack 1.3, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes: According to "Star Clusters", by Brent Archinal and Steven Hynes, the size of this open cluster is 6.0 arc minutes.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 6830

NGC 6830 = Cr 406 = Mel 224 = Lund 908
19 50 59 +23 06.0
V = 7.9;  Size 12

17.5": 30-35 stars in the central 5' diameter.  Most stars are mag 11-12 and 
arranged in two rows forming a rough "X" shape.  The richest group is at the NW 
corner and a very faint group is off the SW corner.  The brightest star is just 
SW of the intersection point of the "X".

- by Steve Gottlieb