Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 6979
RA: 20h 51m DEC: +32° 8'
Constellation: CYG
Type: Bright nebula
Size: 3' x 2'
Classification: E
Description: vF,S,IE,sev F* f nr
Notes: H II 206,Portion of Veil Neb between two arcs
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Ania, Pirkkala, Finland
Date: 4/5.10.2008 23:00
Instrument: Newton 300/1500 mm
Magnification: 71xFilter: O-III
Field: 57'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 3NE lim mag: 6.4
Visuality: IIIHeight: 56°
Weather: Annoying, foggy, clear, foggy, clear, clouds,+1°C, aeroplanes...
Description: This is a northern end of large nebula which lies between eastern and western Veil nebula. SkyMap Pro doesn't know its name but according to Wikipedia it could be NGC 6979 (though SMP tells that NGC 6979 is a small nebula on the east-side). Anyway, this triangular wisp is noticeably fainter than NGC 6960 and NGC 6995 but is still nicely visible with an O-III. Nebula gets wider to the north and there are several fibrous details visible with averted vision. Sweeping helps to detach these dainty structures. Area between Veil Nebula's main arcs is very interesting because there are many smaller nebulae which can be seen quite easily with filters.
Updated: 29.11.2008 17:43