NGC 6834 (Lund 909, Cr 407) Open Cluster in Cygnus

Located at: RA 19 hours 52 minutes 12 seconds, Dec +29 degrees 25 minutes 00 seconds

Size: 5.0' (6.0') Magnitude: 7.8 Class: II 2 m

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Deep Sky filter, 230 minutes (23 x 10 minute subs), 08/5/6/2007

Processing:

CCDStack 1.2, Photoshop CS5.1

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 6834

NGC 6834 = Cr 407 = Mel 225 = Lund 909
19 52 12 +29 24.5
V = 7.8;  Size 5

17.5": 40 visible stars in a 8' diameter.  A mag 10 star is in the middle of a 
line of seven mag 13 stars oriented SW-NE and also at the center of four mag 
11/12 stars on a line oriented E-W.  Sprays of stars emanate from the bright 
star to the SW and SE.  A small clump of five stars lies 4' S of the mag 10 
star.  Planetary nebula N6842 is 38' ESE.

- by Steve Gottlieb