The open cluster NGC 6940

Image of NGC 6940
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Seattle , NGC 6940 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:24 (PDT) as the dusk sky fades, 64° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:44, 70° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:39, when it sinks below 22° above your western horizon.

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Name NGC 6940
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Cr 424
Mel 232
Magnitude:6.30 (V) [3]
6.98 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.68
Right ascension:20h34m [2]
Declination:+28°16' [2]
Distance:770.0 parsec
2510.2 lightyrs [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-3.13




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