I’m behind with my blogs, I have 2 observations not yet posted from earlier in the month! Here is a┬árelatively quick observation of a pleasing open cluster in Vulpecula that I grabbed last night as the bright Moon rose into a fairly hazy sky. NGC 6830 is a mag 7.9 cluster sporting circa 80 stars and covering 6.0′ x 6.0′ lying just to the east of M27. I used my 153mm f9 triplet refractor and a Watec 120N+ video camera to frame the cluster in b&w onto a CRT monitor whilst I sketched it using a mixture of black fibre tip and ball point pens before inverting it in paint. N is up west is right.

NGC 6830 a gathering of 80 suns in Vulpecula

Best wishes to all, Dale