This month’s deep-sky treats reside low in the northern sky from mid-latitude Australia. Firstly, the bright open cluster NGC 6940 (RA 20h 34.5m, dec. +28° 18’) in Vulpecula. At an overall magnitude of +6.3, this rich star field of about 100 stars covers a circular area, approximately 0.3° diameter, with some members forming curved lines. The stars are mostly around 11th magnitude with a few at 9th. Move eastward, cross the border into Pegasus and visit the spiral galaxy NGC 7217 (RA 22h 07.9m, dec. +31° 22’). At +10.1 magnitude its most prominent feature is a bright circular halo, approximately 3 arcminutes across. High-power telescopes hint at some mottling on the surface. It only slightly brightens towards the core and there is a small, almost star-like nucleus just visible.