Object name: NGC6882
Designation(s): NGC6882, NGC6885,
NGC 6882/6885 is a star group in Vulpecula. It may be made up of several groups. WEBDA has nothing on it but a position. It is Trumpler class III2p so little to no concentration, made up of stars covering a wide brightness range and star poor. I find no distance for it or much of anything in fact. It carries two NGC numbers since it was found by William Herschel on two consecutive nights. September 9, 1784 and September 10, 1784. There's nothing of interest at the position of NGC 6882 but there is for NGC 6885. The position for 6882 lies at a bare region within 6885. To me, the cluster is made up of several groups as mentioned above and it may be Herschel saw one of these groups as 6882 but got the position wrong. He got several other objects positions wrong that night. As Dr. Corwin says "WH was clearly not up to snuff that night..." I've had too many of those nights so I'll cut William some slack here.