Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: IC 1340 (NGC 6995)
RA: 20h 56.2m DEC: +31° 4'
Constellation: CYG
Type: Supernova remnant
Size: 25' x 20'
Classification: E
Description: Possibly conn w NGC 6995
Notes: Veil nebula
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Ania, Pirkkala, Finland
Date: 29/30.9.2008 22:20
Instrument: Newton 300/1500 mm
Magnification: 71xFilter: O-III
Field: 57'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 6.6
Visuality: IIHeight: 55°
Weather: +1°C
Description: Southern tip of eastern Veil Nebula. This complex field of nebulosity contains parts of NGC 6995 and IC 1340 where the latter is in the leading role. There are several brighter and fibrous areas all around the field. The west loop is little bit fainter but sweeping and averted vision helps a lot. No doubt, this is my favorite field in the autumn sky.
Updated: 4.11.2008 19:34