Object name: NGC6683
NGC 6683 is a type I2p open cluster in Scutum about 2 degrees west of the far more interesting and famous M11 open cluster. This is another "What was I thinking about imaging this" cluster. While some turned out to be asterisms this one apparently is real. At least WEBDA has data on it unlike NGC 6840 and NGC 6843 I did earlier. WEBDA puts its distance as 3,900 light-years they say it is only reddened by about half a magnitude even though there's an obvious large dark dust cloud to the west and several other smaller ones right around it. They put its age at only 10 million years. That would likely mean nearly all its bright stars are blue having not yet aged enough to turn into red giants. Problem is, much of the field has blue stars in it. The only estimate of its size I found was "3.0? arcmin". That would limit it to the very center of my image. Problem is when John Herschel found it on July 28, 1827, he didn't see what I'm seeing. Dreyer condensed his description to "a cluster, very rich, little compressed (in the Milky Way)" Huh?