|Night scene at the 2600 metre high Cerro Paranal, |
home of ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) array.
Warm summer nights can be a real pleasure when exploring the depths of space with a telescope. The constellation of Cygnus beckons with many popular targets. One of my favorites in Cygnus is a little off the beaten path for some, but still very rewarding once you locate it. It is the open cluster NGC 6819.
Cygnus is brimming with open clusters. I have viewed many of them on different occasions with different equipment. NGC 6819 isn't as big or bright as some, nor does it have any really bright (apparent brightness) stars to offer. But it's a favorite just the same...