NGC 6940

Alt. Designations: NGC 6940
Object Type: open cluster
Constellation: Vulpecula
Distance: 2.5 kly
Right Ascension: 20h 34m 26.0s
Declination: +28° 17´ 00"
Visual Magnitude: 6.3
Apparent Dimension: 25.0´ Dia.
Best Month To View: Jul

 Open cluster NGC 6940 in Vulpecula has been estimated to be approximatelty 700 million years-old, thus making this bright and rich open cluster with over 100 member stars of intermediate age. The cluster lies approximately 2,500 light-years away and near the border between Vulpecula and Cygnus.