Hershel 400 Objects in Vulpecula


Abbreviations in the CON column are the IAU versions.
The column TYPE has following abbreviations:
OPNCL = open cluster PLNNB = planetary nebula GLOCL = globular cluster CL+NB = open cluster and nebulosity BRTNB = bright emission or reflection nebula
Hubble Classification for galaxies or GALXY where no classification existed.

In the Herschel Column the Classes are:
I = Bright Nebulae III = Very Faint Nebulae V = Very Large
Nebulae
VII = Pretty Much Compressed
Clusters of Large or Small Stars
II = Faint Nebulae IV = Planetary Nebulae VI = Very Compressed and Rich Clusters of Stars VIII = Coarsely Scattered
Clusters of Stars
NGC_#
Con
Type
RA_2000
Declination
Mag
Size
Hershel_#
Observation Notes
6802 VUL OPNCL 19 30.6 +20 16 8.8 3.2' H VI 14 Bright, pretty large, elongated 2 X 1, much compressed at 165X. 15 stars were counted on a mottled surface and this cluster stood out from the Milky Way very nicely. There are two sets of doubles stars that "guard" this cluster on either side, both pairs of stars are light orange and white.
6823 VUL OPNCL 19 43.1 +23 18 7.1 12.0' H VII 18 Pretty bright, pretty large and pretty rich cluster at 100X. 28 stars were counted with the central 4 stars forming a tiny (20") quadruple system.
6830 VUL OPNCL 19 51.0 +23 04 7.9 12.0' H VII 9 Bright, pretty large, pretty rich and somewhat compressed at 100X. This cluster stands out nicely, with 58 stars counted.
6882 VUL OPNCL 20 11.7 +26 33 8.1 18.0' H VIII 22 Pretty bright, large, not compressed, pretty poor and scattered group on about 40 stars at 100X.
6885 VUL OPNCL 20 12.0 +26 29 5.7 7.0' H VIII 20 Bright, pretty large, rich and somewhat compressed at 100X. The cluster consists of the bright star 20 Vulpeculae and 35 pretty faint companions. Very interesting group.
6940 VUL OPNCL 20 34.6 +28 18 6.3 31.0' H VII 8 Bright, large, rich, quite compressed at 100X. This cluster is easy in the 11 X 80 finder. I estimated 80 members, many in lovely chains of stars. There is an interresting feature of this cluster, it is bordered in black. A dark lane goes almost all the way around the dense star cluster, as if the stars were gathered up and left behind dark lanes.