Observations of Nebulae

Observations of Nebulae listed by increasing right ascension.


Field L denotes the location. P: Pinnacles overlook,
B: Little Tycho Observatory, LBRP: Little Bennett Regional Park

Coordinates are J2000.

Object NameRADec mvSizeNGC commentsLocationTelescopeDateObservation
IC_15900h 52m 48s56 37' 54"?x??Little TychoC-82014/Oct/25 2:36:21A sparse open cluster with the lovely triple B 1 in it.
NGC 14353h 46m 6s23 47' 0"30vF, vL, dif (Merope)PC-82007/Jan/20 22:00:00 This is the nebula surrounding 23 Tau (Merope) in the Pleiades. It was quite faint, but apparent with the 56 mm eyepiece (36x). It was invisible in the finder.
NGC 19525h 34m 30s22 1' 0"8.46vB, vL, E 135deg +/- , vglbM, r; = M1BC-82006/Oct/29 03:00:00The celebrated crab nebula is but a dim smudge from my backyard.
NGC 19525h 34m 30s22 1' 0"8.46vB, vL, E 135deg +/- , vglbM, r; = M1PC-112008/Nov/28 21:00:00The delicate filagree strands of expanding gas were seen for the first time with the larger aperture.
NGC 19525h 34m 30s22 1' 0"8.46vB, vL, E 135deg +/- , vglbM, r; = M1Little TychoC-82011/Jan/22 19:27:7Almost invisible in the 24, a bit better in the 18, and still visible in the 12.5.
NGC 19765h 35m 24s-5 27' 0"466!!! theta1 Ori and the great neb; = M42PC-82007/Mar/18 10:30:00The great nebula in Orion. It looked GREEN at 36x. This is the first time I've ever seen this color in it, probably due to the low magnification and large exit pupil. The seeing was poor, and I could barely make out the E and F stars in the trapezium at 160x.
NGC 19765h 35m 24s-5 27' 0"466!!! theta1 Ori and the great neb; = M42Fall Star PartyC-112010/Nov/05 4:40In tonight's dew drenched sky, the great nebula looked blacklight poster blue green. The 28d latitude and high altitude of the nebula were probably contributing factors to its apparent brightness.
NGC 19765h 35m 24s-5 27' 0"466!!! theta1 Ori and the great neb; = M42Little TychoC-82013/Feb/1 21:35:00Tonight's seeing is exquisite. It's transparent and steady, although cold, 23°F, -9°C. Perhaps a Pickering 7. The nebula is well defined, although I do not see any green in it. The E and F stars of the trapezium are easily seen.
NGC 19765h 35m 24s-5 27' 0"466!!! theta1 Ori and the great neb; = M42Little TychoC-82015/Feb/5 20:35:5The E and F stars are easily visible in the 15 and 9mm. The F almost vanishes in the 6mm. In the 15, there is a hint of greenish color on this rather clear, steady night.
NGC 19825h 35m 36s-5 16' 0"920! vB, vL, R with tail, mbM *8-9; = M43Little TychoC-82010/Nov/13 3:26:25M 43. Bright nebulosity surrounding nu Ori. About 5' across.
NGC 20245h 41m 54s-1 51' 0"30! irr, B, vvL, black sp inclPC-82007/Jan/17 22:00:00 A bright, mottled nebula, overpowered by the glare of zeta Orionis, Alnitak.
NGC 20245h 41m 54s-1 51' 0"30! irr, B, vvL, black sp inclBig Bend Nat ParkO-152016/Jan/31 22:59:50Easily seen, with much detail. Looked just like it's photos. I tried to find the horsehead nebula, but failed.
NGC 20685h 46m 42s0 3' 0"88B, L, wisp, gmbN, 3 st inv, r; = M78BC-82006/Sep/26 03:30:00 Very faint, if seen at all.
NGC 20685h 46m 42s0 3' 0"88B, L, wisp, gmbN, 3 st inv, r; = M78BC-82006/Sep/26 03:30:00 A low contrast bit of nebulosity involving 2 stars, about 40" apart, position angle approximately 20 degrees. It was not helped by the LPR filter. Burnham gives the distance as 53", and give the position angle as 18 degrees.
NGC 20685h 46m 42s0 3' 0"88B, L, wisp, gmbN, 3 st inv, r; = M78Little TychoC-82011/Dec/25 20:28:34Only the faintest glow in tonight's slightly hazy skies. Invisible in the 24mm, best in the 18mm.
NGC 20685h 46m 42s0 3' 0"88B, L, wisp, gmbN, 3 st inv, r; = M78Little TychoC-82014/Feb/26 19:42:46A pair of stars emeshed in a faint glow.
NGC 21826h 9m 30s-6 20' 0"3pB** , L* neb, E 90deg +/-LBRPC-112012/Feb/17 22:35:42A faint spray of about 50 stars with a bright 9mv star in the center.
NGC 22376h 30m 18s5 3' 0"99pB, vvL, dif, part of eL nebs ring ar 2239Little TychoC-82014/Feb/19 20:55:52There is a very faint but large (40' x 120'+) nebulosity here, which blots out the milky way. DSS plate: It's the brighter arc of the Rosette nebula.
IC 4486h 32m 42s7 19' 0"15neby, np *5Little TychoC-82010/Nov/18 4:15:50There seems to be a bit of nebulosity near the star (13 Mon), but it's on the east, not west side of the star. WikiSky: Nebulosity on both sides of the star.
NGC 22456h 32m 42s10 10' 0"5pL, com, mbN sf alm *, *7-8 nfLBRPC-112012/Feb/17 22:39:26Two stars enveloped in fairly bright nebulosity.
NGC 22616h 39m 12s8 44' 0"2B, vmE 330deg , N com = *11PC-82007/Jan/20 22:00:00A faint, cone shaped nebula with considerable mottling. It holds magnification well. Lovely.
NGC 22616h 39m 12s8 44' 0"2B, vmE 330deg , N com = *11Little TychoC-82014/Feb/26 21:17:12Fairly bright, it looks like its photos. The transparency is excellent tonight.
IC 21777h 5m 6s-10 42' 0"120pB, eL, iR, v difLittle TychoC-82010/Nov/13 4:24:52A slight brightening of the night sky, surrounding a chain of 11mv stars, filling half of the field of the 12.5mm, or about 8'. WikiSky: A nebulous patch, invisible in the light pollution. Burnham: extremly faint.
NGC 652318h 3m 48s-24 23' 0"5.890!!! vB, eL, eiF, with L Cl; = M8PC-82006/Oct/13 23:00:00One of the glories of Sagittarius, a constellation that harbors may of them. Bright nebulosity illuminated by glittering stars. Always a beautiful, moving sight. Visible to the naked eye.
NGC 652318h 3m 48s-24 23' 0"5.890!!! vB, eL, eiF, with L Cl; = M8Little TychoC-82011/Jun/26 2:51:9The wonderful nebulosity of M8 was not visible through the haze. Just the cluster itself.
NGC 681319h 40m 24s27 18' 0"993** in vF, S nebLittle TychoC-82013/Sep/4 22:11:16There is the faintest tinge of nebulosity here, with the UHC filter on the 24.
NGC 688820h 12m 0s38 21' 0"20F, vL, vmE, ** attPC-82008/Oct/30 22:30:00 I did not see the nebula. The field in which the nebula is situated is superb. Most of the stars are double! A region of double stars.
NGC 696020h 45m 42s30 43' 0"70!! pB, cL, eiF, 52 Cyg invPC-82007/Sep/12 22:30:00Eastern branch of the Veil. A soft glow near 52 Cyg in a glorious field. The nebula is mostly north and south of 52.
NGC 699220h 56m 24s31 43' 0"60!!, eF, eL, eE, eiF, bifurcatedPC-82007/Sep/12 22:30:00The western branch of the Veil. A large, faint, pale arc of nebulosity in a glorious field. Superb at 36x