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 Cambridge , NGC 6940 is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:27 (EST) – 4 hours and 12 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 28° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:31.

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

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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