NGC 6838 (M 71) This compact
star cluster has been called an open and a globular. It is bright, pretty
large, very rich and much compressed at 135X. At 165X on a good night,
I can see an arrowhead shape to the cluster and count 56 stars across
the mottled face of this cluster. The cluster is easy to pick out of the
Milky Way with the 11 X 80 finder.
Ultimate Star Party, McDonald Obs. S=6, T=8, 36" f/5--
M 71 in 25" with 12mm eyepiece, 68 stars on "left half" of cluster, a blue and gold pair near the center. Lots of dark lanes surround the cluster and on one side the darkness stops the cluster completely.
NGC 6839 13" at 100X it is easy to see, the eye goes right to the compact cluster. 150X is a good view, pretty bright, small, compressed, 11 stars counted of mags 11 and fainter. There is a 9th mag star that is 4 arcmin south. This is certainly not a grand cluster, but one can see why Wm Hershel included it in his listing.
NGC 6879 Pretty bright, very
small, not brighter in the middle. It is just a non-stellar disk at 220X.
Averted vision makes it grow.
NGC 6886 Pretty bright, very,
very small, little elongated. Just a central star with a tiny, elongated
haze around it at 220X. The grey-green color gave it away.
NGC 6892 was listed as a Unknown object. The description is that this is an extremely faint nebulous star. At 220X in the 13" that are 5 stars all faint in an area of about 30 arcsec. Unfortunately, there are three other "clusters" in the field of view of the 8.8mm EP.
IC 4997 Pretty bright, very, very small, somewhat brighter in the middle at 165X. Not much larger than the Airy disk.
Palomar 10 is very faint, pretty small, somewhat brighter in the middle at 100X. No stars were seen with any power up to 320X. It is just a grainy spot at all powers.
Harvard 20 Pretty faint, pretty small, elongated, poor cluster of 15 stars. It is not well detached at 100X.
Sh2-82 Pretty faint, pretty large, round and not brighter in the middle at 100X. It is just barely seen without the UHC filter, the UHC helps quite a bit. There are two stars involved.
Sh2-84 Pretty faint, pretty
large, much elongated at 135X with the UHC filter. The south side of the
nebula is brighter and several stars are involved. It looks somewhat like
a small version of the
Theta SGE Split at 100X, white and grey.
Epsilon SGE Wide pair at 100X, light yellow and light blue.
Zeta SGE Split at 100X, white and light yellow.
HN 84 This wide pair is at the tail feathers of the Arrow. At 100X, they form a lovely blue and gold pair.
BF SGE Light orange, not much
X SGE Medium orange in a gorgeous field of view.