NGC 6939

Introduction | Map | My Own Photos | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the open star cluster NGC 6939 (Ghost Bush Cluster) in the constellation Cepheus.

 

Introduction

The open star cluster NGC 6939 (Ghost Bush Cluster) in the constellation Cepheus is located close to the galaxy NGC 6946 (Fireworks Galaxy). With the Vespera, you can observe both jointly. Both were discovered by William Herschel in 1798.

NGC 6939      NGC 6946
Size: 7' (Stoyan)
Distance: 6,100 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: * (Stoyan)
  Size: 10' (Stoyan)
Distance: 20 mio. light years (Stoyan)
Rating: * (Stoyan)

 

Map

The open star cluster NGC 6939 (Ghost Bush Cluster; selected) in the constellation Cepheus (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

My Own Photos

Vespera

NGC 6939 (with NGC 6946), Aug 25, 2022 - original (90 frames = 900 seconds)

 

My Own Observations

Observations August 2022

 

References

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