(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6960, 6879 - Inst: Bresser 4.8 inch : EQ5

anonymous at sedna.atmob.org anonymous at sedna.atmob.org
Tue Sep 6 13:33:54 EDT 2005


Observation Poster: Steven H. Yaskell <steven.yaskell at wtnord.net>

Observer: Steven H. Yaskell
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: Sep 3, 2005:2205 UT
Location of site:  (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3 <Bortle Scale (9 worst)>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Bresser 4.8 inch : EQ5
Magnification: x40, x50
Filter(s): Deep Sky
Object(s): NGC 6960, 6879
Category: Emission nebula. Reflection nebula.
Constellation: Cygnus
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 20:.c  50  DEC c. +30:
The streak of snake-like stars curling into a head 
leads down to 6960 and 52 Cygni. Other snake-like 
asterisms between this and 6952 to W which I do not
 observe. Around 6960 the only giveaway that there 
are filaments is a metallic reflecting of light squibs
in the background that do not quite achieve "light" 
(in the white sense at least). If you stare at 52 Cygni 
long enough you start to think you see the veil of light. 
I see NGC 6879 by accident and in averted vision, see the
off metallic, metal-foil reflecting of tiny light points
going on in the nebula. What's most impressive at zenith
is the cool darkness and the Milky Way. I alternate with 
x40 (25mm Kellners) and and a 20 er lens fitted with the
Deep Sky. 
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