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NGC 6885

Proper NameNone
Caldwell NumberC37
NGC/IC NumberNGC 6885
Right Ascension20h 12m 1s
Declination+26° 28' 42"
Distancec.19,500 light years
c.6,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +8.1
Absolute: -0.8
DiameterApparent: 20'
Actual: 11 light years
Number of Starsc. 50
Optimum VisibilityAugust
NotesC37 is one of a pair of clusters in Vulpecula that appear so close together in the sky that the stars at their edges apparently merge with one another. The other member of the pair is NGC 6882, a fainter and less extensive group of stars to the north of C37.

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