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- Bright Nebulas (Cyg) -

Aur (7) Cep (10) Gem (1) Per (4) Tau (6)
Cam (2) CMa (1) Mon (3) Ser (1) Tri (4)
Cas (8) Cyg (11) Ori (14) Sgr (2) Vul (2)

IC1318 (BN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 100×100'
Name: IC1318, Butterfly Nebula, Gamma Cygni Nebula
Type: BN, EN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 20h25m50.00s / +40°10'30.0"
Brightness / Size: - / 45.0×20.0'
IC1318 describes a large HII region around gamma Cyg (Sadr). The alongside DSS image shows only the Butterfly Nebula, which is one of the brightest parts located to the east of gamma Cyg. The name Butterfly Nebula is also used for a planetary nebula in the constellation Ophiuchus (Oph) with the designation M2-9 (PK10+18.2).

8" f/6, 37x + [HBeta], Bortle 5
Also visible with UHC filter with averted vision. The Butterfly Nebula was quite evident, crossed by the dark nebula LDN889. Around gammy Cyg (Sadr) there are some more, fainter brightenings visible. Unfortunately some clouds shortened this observation.
EASY

IC5067 (BN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 90×90'
Name: IC5067, IC5070, Pelican Nebula
Type: BN, EN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 20h51m30.00s / +44°05'00.0"
Brightness / Size: v8.0 mag / 60.0×50.0'
8" f/6, 37x + [OIII], Bortle 4
Relatively large, fainter than NGC7000, but nevertheless obvious, irregular shape with many differences in brightness. The evident stars 56 & 57 Cyg are located within the nebula. Northern part most evident.
EASY

IC5076 (BN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 20×20'
Name: IC5076
Type: BN, EN, RN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 20h55m35.00s / +47°24'30.0"
Brightness / Size: - / 7.0×7.0'
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 5+, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9 FAILED

IC5146 (BN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 15×15'
Name: IC5146, Sh2-125, Cocoon Nebula
Type: BN, EN, RN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 21h53m30.00s / +47°16'00.0"
Brightness / Size: v7.2 mag / 12.0×12.0'
8" f/6, 80x + UHC, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Quite faint, roundish, evenly bright. Less evident with averted vision.
MODERATE

NGC6888 (BN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 25×25'
Name: NGC6888, LBN203, H4.72, Crescent Nebula
Type: BN, EN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 20h12m07.00s / +38°21'18.0"
Brightness / Size: v10.0 mag / 20.0×10.0'
8" f/6, 37x + [OIII], Bortle 4
Brightest part of this nebula is located between 4 brighter stars, which forms an evident parallelogram. The nebula itself appeared as a curved brightening, where the northern part is brighter and broader.
EASY

NGC6960 (BN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 80×80'
Name: NGC6960, H5.15
Group: Veil nebula (Western Veil/Witch's Broom)
Type: BN, EN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 20h46m10.00s / +30°40'00.0"
Brightness / Size: v7.0 mag / -
80mm f/6.25, 25x + UHC, Bortle 6-, SQM-L 19.5
Only the brightest part north of 52 Cyg was visible, but faint.

MODERATE
80mm f/6.25, 33x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.8, SQM-L 20.7

FAILED
4.5" f/8, 28x + [OIII], Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 19.2
Evident with averted vision. The northern part most evident and sharply defined. The southern fainter part appeared in comparison very diffuse, but still well visible.

EASY
120mm f/5, 18x + [OIII], Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.5
Barely visible with direct, evident with averted vision. Northern part most easily seen, pretty thin, slightly curved and sharply defined. The sourthern part is wider and fades into the background.
EASY

NGC6992/5 & IC1340 (BN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 80×80'
Name: NGC6992/5 & IC1340, H5.14
Group: Veil nebula (Eastern Veil)
Type: BN, EN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 20h56m30.00s / +31°23'00.0"
Brightness / Size: v7.0 mag / -
Brightest part of the veil nebula. Consists of NGC6992, NGC6995 und IC1340. IC1340 is the fainter, southern part. Awesome view with [OIII] filter.

B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.5
Seen with averted vision as very faint, slightly curved brightening. Difficult to extract from the background. Only a wisp of nebula.

DIFFICULT
80mm f/6.25, 25x + UHC, Bortle 6-, SQM-L 19.4
Rather faint, curved brightening. Northern und southern part was most apparent.

MODERATE
80mm f/6.25, 33x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.8, SQM-L 20.7
Slightly curved, faint brightening with irregular shape.

MODERATE
120mm f/5, 18x + [OIII], Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.5
Easy to see and very evident. Northern and southern part most obvious, middle part visible with averted vision. The bifurcations in the southern part are well perceptible.

EASY
4.5" f/8, 28x + [OIII], Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 19.2
Typical shape well seen, slightly curved. At the southern end the bifurcations ("fingers") well visible with averted vision.
EASY

NGC7000 (BN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 120×120'
Name: NGC7000, LBN373, H5.37, North America Nebula
Type: BN, EN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 20h58m47.00s / +44°19'48.0"
Brightness / Size: v4.0 mag / 120.0×30.0'
naked eye, UHC, Bortle 4
Holding a 2" UHC filter in front of my eye I could see the rough shape of the nebula with averted vision. Very large and more evenly bright.

MODERATE
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.1, SQM-L 21.1
Unexpectedly easily seen with direct vision as large brightening and many foreground stars. Nearly evenly bright. The shape of North America was evident.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x + [OIII], Bortle 4
Easy to see, if you have a large true field of view. This nebula is extremely large and shows with [OIII] filter many extensions, notches and differences in brightness. The southern part (Mexico) is the brightest one and quite sharply defined, whereas towards the north the nebula gets fainter & more diffuse, blending more into the background.
EASY

Pickering's Triangular Wisp (BN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 80×80'
Name: Pickering's Triangular Wisp
Group: Veil nebula
Type: BN, EN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 20h48m30.00s / +31°38'00.0"
Brightness / Size: - / -
Pickering's Triangular Wisp is the third-brightest part of the well known Veil Nebula. While the two brighter parts (Eastern & Western Veil) are bright and well defined in their shape, this nebula is much more fainter and diffuse.

120mm f/5, 18x + [OIII], Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.5
Just a faint, irregular haze. Anything but evident.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 3, NELM 6.4
Without any filter the nebula is visible only under very clear, dark skies. Hardly perceptible with averted vision.

DIFFICULT
8" f/6, 37x + [OIII], Bortle 6+, NELM 5.3, SQM-L 19.7
Quite evident with averted vision as irregular brightenings in a field of about 2°.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 37x + [OIII], Bortle 4
Only under good conditions easily visible with direct vision, otherwise averted vision is necessary. Overall fairly faint, very diffuse, without any obvious differences in brightness. Spread over a large area like wisps of fog. Moving the telescope can help to extract the nebula from the star-rich surrounding.
EASY

Sh2-101 (BN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 25×25'
Name: Sh2-101, Tulip Nebula
Type: BN, EN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 20h00m00.00s / +35°20'00.0"
Brightness / Size: v9.0 mag / 16.0×9.0'
8" f/6, 37x + UHC, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Rather faint, evenly bright, relatively large, very diffuse. Some brighter stars are embedded within the nebula.
MODERATE

vdB145 (BN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: vdB145
Type: BN, RN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 21h43m37.00s / +48°53'02.0"
Brightness / Size: - / -
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 5
Beside the 8.12m bright star two fainter stars, where I thought I saw some nebulosity. But not sure.
FAILED