• Constellation: Cygnus
  • Right Ascension: 20h 05m 59s
  • Declination: +35° 46.6′
  • Distance: 5133 ly

NGC 6871 is a small young cluster located in Cygnus. Easily lost against the dense star fields of Cygnus. The cluster contains less that 50 members, but has several eclipsing binary stars, one being V 453 Cyg. Several dark nebula are also visible in the image.

  • Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera: ZWO 2600 MM