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VdS FG

- Planetary Nebulas -

And (1) Cep (9) Dra (2) Lep (1) Peg (2) Tau (1)
Aql (22) Cet (1) Eri (1) Lyn (1) Per (4) UMa (1)
Aqr (2) Cnc (1) Gem (3) Lyr (5) Pup (2) Vul (3)
Aur (1) Crv (1) Her (6) Mon (1) Sct (2)
Cam (1) Cyg (20) Hya (2) Oph (1) Sge (4)
Cas (8) Del (3) Lac (4) Ori (2) Sgr (3)

Abell 2 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: Abell 2, PK122-4.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 00h45m34.68s / +57°57'34.88"
Brightness / Size: - / 0.5x0.5'
8" f/6, 150x + UHC, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
Pretty faint, small, round, evenly bright.
MODERATE

Abell 4 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: Abell 4, PK144-15.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Per
Coordinates: 02h45m23.67s / +42°33'04.94"
Brightness / Size: b15.6 mag / 0.4x0.4'
8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 3, SQM-L 21.3
Small, round, evenly bright nebula.

MODERATE
12.5" f/4.5, 96x + [OIII], Bortle 3, SQM-L 21.3
Evident with averted vision, small, round, evenly bright. Almost visible with direct vision.
EASY

Abell 12 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: Abell 12, PK198-6.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Ori
Coordinates: 06h02m20.05s / +09°39'14.09"
Brightness / Size: v13.9 mag / 0.6x0.6'
120mm f/5, 75x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.6: Not evident, rather faint, round. Brightness at the edge slightly declines, otherwise the nebula appears evenly bright.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 96x + [OIII], Bortle 4-
Filter highly recommended, otherwise the bright 4.12m mu Ori in a distance of less than 1 arcminute will outshine the nebula. With [OIII] filter well seen with averted vision, round, evenly bright.
MODERATE

Abell 21 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 15×15'
Name: Abell 21, PK205+14.1, Medusa Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: Gem
Coordinates: 07h29m02.69s / +13°14'48.40"
Brightness / Size: v11.3 mag / 10.0x6.0'
8" f/6, 37x + [OIII], Bortle 4, NELM 6.0, SQM-L 20.9
SQM-L 20.6: Crescentic (similar to the 1/3 illuminated moon), evenly bright, diffuse. Still visible with direct vision. With UHC filter also evident with averted vision.
EASY

Abell 31 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 25×25'
Name: Abell 31, PK219+31.1, SH2-290
Type: PN
Constellation: Cnc
Coordinates: 08h54m13.16s / +08°53'53.10"
Brightness / Size: v12.2 mag / 16.0x16.0'
8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
SQM-L 20.6: Unfortunately nothing seen.
FAILED

Abell 33 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 10×10'
Name: Abell 33, PK238+34.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Hya
Coordinates: 09h39m09.08s / -02°48'32.00"
Brightness / Size: v13.4 mag / 4.5x4.5'
8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.3: Extremely faint, round, evenly bright. Appeared annular to some extent.
DIFFICULT

Abell 39 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: Abell 39, PK47+42.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 16h27m33.71s / +27°54'33.50"
Brightness / Size: v15.6 mag / 2.9x2.9'
120mm f/5, 75x + UHC, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.6: Observation very marginal. At 75x with UHC filter I glimpsed a round, even haze, but unsure retrospectively.

FAILED
8" f/6, 37x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
SQM-L 20.9: Rather faint and less evident, relatively large, round, evenly bright. At 80x with UHC filter similar, with [OIII] filter even a bit fainter.
MODERATE

Abell 46 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: Abell 46, PK55+16.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Lyr
Coordinates: 18h31m18.29s / +26°56'12.86"
Brightness / Size: v15.1 mag / 1.1x1.0'
8" f/6, 80x + UHC, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
Pretty faint, roundish, evenly bright. With [OIII] filter not much better.
MODERATE

Abell 55 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: Abell 55, PK33-5.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 19h10m25.77s / -02°20'23.46"
Brightness / Size: - / 0.8x0.5'
120mm f/5, 75x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
Also tried at 40x with [OIII] filter.

FAILED
8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.4: Pretty faint, roundish, evenly bright. At 150x with UHC filter a bit better perceptible. Difficult, but not challenging.
DIFFICULT

Abell 61 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: Abell 61, PK77+14.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 19h19m10.22s / +46°14'52.03"
Brightness / Size: b14.4 mag / 3.2x3.2'
8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
Extremely faint, roundish, evenly bright, pretty large.
DIFFICULT

Abell 62 (PN)

DSS
© DSS I - 5×5'
Name: Abell 62, PK47-4.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 19h33m17.69s / +10°37'03.51"
Brightness / Size: - / 2.6x2.6'
8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.7: Very faint, shape hardly perceptible. Appeared occasionally as an arc (probably the brighter, southern part).
DIFFICULT

Abell 70 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: Abell 70, PK38-25.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 20h31m33.21s / -07°05'17.80"
Brightness / Size: b14.3 mag / 0.7x0.7'
8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
SQM-L 20.6: Small, round, faint, evenly bright. Without filter not visible.
MODERATE

Abell 72 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: Abell 72, PK59-18.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Del
Coordinates: 20h50m02.05s / +13°33'29.60"
Brightness / Size: v14.6 mag / 2.0x2.0'
120mm f/5, 40x + [OIII], Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.2
Very faint, diffuse glow, but still well visible with averted vision.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.2
Pretty faint, roundish, very diffuse, evenly bright.

MODERATE
12.5" f/4.5, 72x + [OIII], Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.2
Evident with averted vision, near an 8.75 mag bright field star, roundish. Appeared very diffuse and evenly bright.
MODERATE

Abell 78 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: Abell 78, PK81-14.1, Wedding Ring
Type: PN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 21h35m29.38s / +31°41'45.30"
Brightness / Size: v13.2 mag / 2.0x1.8'
120mm f/5, 75x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
Probably there was occasionally an extremely faint haze, but I am not sure.

FAILED
8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.2
Roundish, pretty faint, evenly bright.

MODERATE
16" f/4.5, 100x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
At 56x with [OIII] filter round, evenly bright. At 100x with [OIII] filter barely visible with direct vision, shape hardly perceptible. A star (central star?) was seen within the nebula. At 100x with UHC filter the nebula appeared pretty faint.
EASY

Abell 79 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: Abell 79, PK102-02.1, M2-73
Type: PN
Constellation: Lac
Coordinates: 22h26m17.27s / +54°49'38.20"
Brightness / Size: v15.8 mag / 2.0x2.0'
8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 3, SQM-L 21.3
Very faint, roundish, small. Held with averted vision.

DIFFICULT
12.5" f/4.5, 72x + [OIII], Bortle 3, SQM-L 21.3
Pretty small, roundish, evenly bright. Well visible with averted vision.
MODERATE

Abell 80 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: Abell 80, PK102-5.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Lac
Coordinates: 22h34m45.60s / +52°26'06.21"
Brightness / Size: b15.2 mag / 2.7x2.0'
8" f/6, 100x + [OIII], Bortle 5, SQM-L 20.7
I also tried an UHC filter.
FAILED

Abell 82 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: Abell 82, PK114-4.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 23h45m47.75s / +57°03'58.50"
Brightness / Size: v15.2 mag / 1.5x1.5'
120mm f/5, 75x + UHC, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Oval, very faint with embedded star. Located southeast of a medium bright star.

MODERATE
16" f/4.5, 100x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
At 56x with [OIII] filter the nebula appeared southeast of the medium bright star as a slightly elongated brightening. I think this originates from the faint NE and SW edge. At 100x the northwestern edge was more defined, the southeastern edge fades more into the background. It looked a bit fan-shaped. A star was visible within the nebula.
EASY

Abell 84 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: Abell 84, PK112-10.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 23h47m44.02s / +51°23'56.90"
Brightness / Size: v14.4 mag / 2.0x2.0'
8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 3, SQM-L 21.3
Round, pretty large, evenly bright. Bright star within (?) the nebula.
MODERATE

Henize 1-4 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: Henize 1-4, PK68+1.2
Type: PN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 19h59m18.01s / +31°54'39.14"
Brightness / Size: v14.1 mag / 0.3x0.3'
120mm f/5, 75x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Without any filter only the 11.27 mag star is visible, which is very close to the nebula. With UHC filter the planetary was very faint. With [OIII] filter still faint, compact, round, evenly bright. The nearby star was also faintly visible.
MODERATE

Henize 1-5 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: Henize 1-5, PK60-7.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Sge
Coordinates: 20h11m56.06s / +20°20'04.37"
Brightness / Size: v16.0 mag / 0.6x0.6'
8" f/6, 133x + UHC, Bortle 3
A spontaneous try, which wasn't successful at different magnifications (80-133x) and filters (UHC/[OIII]).
FAILED

Henize 2-441 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: Henize 2-441, Me1-1, PK52-2.2
Type: PN
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 19h39m09.82s / +15°56'48.20"
Brightness / Size: b13.3 mag / 0.1x0.1'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.3
Stellar. Almost visible with direct vision. With [OIII] filter evident with direct vision.
EASY

IC289 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: IC289, PK138+2.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 03h10m19.30s / +61°19'01.00"
Brightness / Size: v12.0 mag / 0.8x0.8'
8" f/6, 80x + UHC, Bortle 4
With UHC filter well seen with averted vision, without filter very faint. Round, extended.
MODERATE

IC351 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: IC351, PK159-15.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Per
Coordinates: 03h47m33.14s / +35°02'48.51"
Brightness / Size: v12.3 mag / 0.1x0.1'
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 7, NELM 5.0
At 37x stellar and well visible with averted vision, at 96x slightly extended and visible with direct vision. At 171x still very compact, roundish, extended. Overall fairly bright.
EASY

IC418 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: IC418, PK215-24.1, Spirograph Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: Lep
Coordinates: 05h27m28.20s / -12°41'50.27"
Brightness / Size: v9.3 mag / 0.2x0.2'
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 4-
Already visible at low magnification as compact brightening. The 10.2m central star is most evident with direct vision. Around the central star I could see the nebula at 171x as slightly oval, narrow ring.
EASY

IC1295 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: IC1295, PK25-4.2
Type: PN
Constellation: Sct
Coordinates: 18h54m37.21s / -08°49'39.08"
Brightness / Size: v12.7 mag / 1.7x1.4'
8" f/6, 150x + UHC, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.3: Pretty large, round. Without filter almost evenly bright and faint. With UHC filter evident with uneven distribution of brightness.

EASY
12.5" f/4.5, 110x + UHC, Bortle 4+, NELM 6.3+, SQM-L 21.2
Round, mottled with averted vision, otherwise almost evenly bright.
EASY

IC1454 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: IC1454, Abell 81, PK117+18.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 22h42m25.00s / +80°26'31.96"
Brightness / Size: v14.8 mag / 0.6x0.6'
120mm f/5, 40x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Rather faint & small, roundish with fading edges (?). At 75x with UHC filter also quite well visible with averted vision. Not visible without any filter.

MODERATE
12.5" f/4.5, 160x + [OIII], Bortle 3, SQM-L 21.3
Bright, still visible with direct vision, evenly bright, round, well defined.
EASY

IC1747 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: IC1747, PK130+1.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 01h57m35.73s / +63°19'18.33"
Brightness / Size: v12.0 mag / 0.3x0.3'
80mm f/6.25, 50x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0+, SQM-L 19.6
Very faint, compact, somewhat extended. Held with averted vision.

DIFFICULT
4.5" f/8, 90x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0+, SQM-L 19.6
Quite compact, round, extended, evenly bright. Well seen with averted vision.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 20.9
At 96x fairly small, evenly bright nebula, evident with averted vision. At 171x obviously extended and visible with direct vision.
EASY

IC2003 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: IC2003, PK161-14.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Per
Coordinates: 03h56m22.03s / +33°52'29.27"
Brightness / Size: v12.6 mag / 0.1x0.1'
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 4-
At 37x stellar, at 96x slightly extended with averted vision. At 171x round, quite compact, but extended. Overall fairly bright. The nebula is located within a group of brighter stars, so it can be easily confused with a star. High magnification and detailed chart helps.
EASY

IC2149 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: IC2149, PK166+10.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Aur
Coordinates: 05h56m23.86s / +46°06'17.50"
Brightness / Size: v10.6 mag / 0.2x0.1'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 7, NELM 4.5
Very bright, compact. At 37x stellar, barely perceptible with direct vision, at 100x extended. At 150x the nebula appeared slightly elongated (NE-SW).
EASY

IC4593 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: IC4593, PK25+40.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 16h11m44.54s / +12°04'17.06"
Brightness / Size: v10.8 mag / 0.3x0.3'
About 11 arcminutes southeastward lies the pretty bright double star STF2016.

120mm f/5, 18x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.6: At 18x evident, but stellar. With [OIII] filter and without visible with direct vision. At 40x the nebula can be distinguished from a star. At 75x it appeared as a small, slightly turquoise colored disc.
EASY

IC4846 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: IC4846, PK27-9.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 19h16m28.22s / -09°02'36.50"
Brightness / Size: v12.0 mag / 0.1x0.1'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.4: At 37x well seen with averted vision, from 80x visible with direct vision. Stellar.
EASY

IC4997 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: IC4997, Henize 2-464, PK58-10.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Sge
Coordinates: 20h20m08.74s / +16°43'53.71"
Brightness / Size: v11.2 mag / -
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.3
Appeared always stellar. At 37x almost visible with direct vision. At 100x evident with direct vision.
EASY

IC5117 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: IC5117, PK89-5.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 21h32m30.97s / +44°35'47.50"
Brightness / Size: v13.3 mag / 0.1x0.1'
80mm f/6.25, 41x + UHC, Bortle 7, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 18.6
Observation at full moon. I tried magnifications of 25x & 41x with UHC filter. Only the 9.96 mag star east of IC5117 was visible.

FAILED
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.2
Stellar, nearby a 9.96 mag star. Well seen with averted vision.
MODERATE

IC5217 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: IC5217, PK100-5.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Lac
Coordinates: 22h23m55.73s / +50°58'00.50"
Brightness / Size: v12.6 mag / 0.1x0.1'
120mm f/5, 75x + [OIII], Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.3
With filter barely visible with direct vision, without filter evident and easy to see with averted vision. Always seen as stellar brightening.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x + UHC, Bortle 5, SQM-L 20.6
At 37x stellar. Without filter well visible with averted vision, with UHC filter still visible with direct vision. At 150x without any filter seen with direct vision as small, evenly bright disc.
EASY

K3-27 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: K3-27, PK61+8.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Lyr
Coordinates: 19h14m29.97s / +28°40'45.49"
Brightness / Size: b14.3 mag / 0.2x0.2'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4+, SQM-L 21.3
Extremely faint, small, round. Barely held with averted vision. UHC filter had no effect.
DIFFICULT

K3-74 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: K3-74, Dd1, PK78+5.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 20h08m43.08s / +42°30'11.19"
Brightness / Size: - / 0.3x0.3'
8" f/6, 150x + UHC, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1 FAILED

K4-8 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: K4-8, PK25-4.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Sct
Coordinates: 18h54m20.01s / -08°47'33.30"
Brightness / Size: b15.4 mag / -
12.5" f/4.5, 360x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.2
SQM-L 20.5: Curved chain of 4 stars more or less well visible, but the nebula stayed hidden. With only about 17° above horizon probably too low.
FAILED

M1-64 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: M1-64, PK64+15.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Lyr
Coordinates: 18h50m02.09s / +35°14'36.10"
Brightness / Size: v13.3 mag / 0.4x0.4'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
At 80x very compact and rather conspicuous with averted vision. At 150x round, evenly bright, small. UHC filter helps a bit.
MODERATE

M1-66 (PN)

DSS
© DSS I - 5×5'
Name: M1-66, PK32-2.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 18h58m26.24s / -01°03'45.60"
Brightness / Size: v13.0 mag / 0.1x0.1'
8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.4: Stellar at any used magnification. At 80x without filter well visible with averted vision, at 150x with UHC filter evident with direct vision.
EASY

M1-73 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: M1-73, Henize 2-443, PK51-3.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 19h41m09.29s / +14°56'58.80"
Brightness / Size: b13.7 mag / 0.1x0.1'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.3
At 100x almost stellar, at 150x seen as very compact brightening. UHC and [OIII] filter increase the visibility a bit.
MODERATE

M1-74 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: M1-74, Henize 2-445, PK52-4.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 19h42m18.78s / +15°09'08.30"
Brightness / Size: b12.8 mag / 0.1x0.1'
8" f/6, 100x + [OIII], Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.3
Stellar and well visible with averted vision. With [OIII] filter only slightly better and almost visible with direct vision.
EASY

M1-77 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: M1-77, PK89-2.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 21h19m07.37s / +46°18'47.15"
Brightness / Size: - / 0.1x0.1'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
Well visible with averted vision. Stellar.
MODERATE

M1-79 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: M1-79, PK93-2.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 21h37m01.50s / +48°56'02.62"
Brightness / Size: v13.2 mag / 0.6x0.5'
8" f/6, 100x + UHC, Bortle 5
Well visible with averted vision, obviously extended, slightly oval.
MODERATE

M1-80 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: M1-80, PK107-2.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 22h56m19.91s / +57°09'21.07"
Brightness / Size: b13.4 mag / 0.1x0.1'
8" f/6, 100x + UHC, Bortle 5, SQM-L 20.5
With UHC filter very small, roundish brightening near to a field star. With [OIII] filter the nebula appeared slightly larger.
MODERATE

M1-92 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: M1-92, Minkowski's Footprint, Footprint Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 19h36m18.83s / +29°32'50.86"
Brightness / Size: v11.8 mag / 0.3x0.1'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
At 80x stellar, at 200x still very compact and barely visible with direct vision. At 200x with UHC filter the nebula appeared a bit larger.
EASY

M2-51 (PN)

DSS
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Name: M2-51, PK103+0.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 22h16m03.89s / +57°28'33.75"
Brightness / Size: v13.5 mag / 1.2x1.2'
8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 6-, SQM-L 18.9
Roundish, appeared slightly brighter toward the middle, but overall rather evenly bright. Higher magnification up to 200x didn't show more details. At 200x without any filter the nebula was not visible.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.9, SQM-L 20.7
At 80x rather small, roundish, quite faint with diffuse edges. At 150x well visible with averted vision, slightly condensed. Glimpsed a stellar brightening within the nebula (central star?). Filter (UHC or [OIII]) helps, especially near cities.
MODERATE

M2-52 (PN)

DSS
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Name: M2-52, PK103+0.2
Type: PN
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 22h20m30.43s / +57°36'19.64"
Brightness / Size: v14.0 mag / 0.2x0.2'
8" f/6, 150x + UHC, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2 FAILED

M2-55 (PN)

DSS
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Name: M2-55, PK116+8.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 23h31m52.71s / +70°22'10.11"
Brightness / Size: v14.3 mag / 1.0x0.8'
120mm f/5, 75x + UHC, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Very faint, roundish, evenly bright.
MODERATE

M4-17 (PN)

DSS
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Name: M4-17, PK79+5.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 20h09m01.93s / +43°43'43.54"
Brightness / Size: b14.5 mag / 0.3x0.3'
8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
Round, evenly bright. At 150x also without filter visible, but faint.
MODERATE

M27 (PN)

DSS
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Name: M27, NGC6853, PK60-3.1, Dumbbell Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: Vul
Coordinates: 19h59m36.38s / +22°43'15.75"
Brightness / Size: v7.5 mag / 8.0x5.7'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.3, SQM-L 19.3
Evident. Almost evenly bright, roundish nebula.

EASY
80mm f/6.25, 40x, Bortle 5, SQM-L 20.7
Large, dumbbell shape quite well visible, uneven distribution of brightness.

EASY
4.5" f/8, 28x, Bortle 7, NELM 5.0
Very bright and large, At 28x the dumbbell shape rudimentarily perceptible. At 75x awesome view. Differences in brightness within the nebula well seen with averted vision. The shape was more irregular. Looks like a two-sided bitten apple.
EASY

M57 (PN)

DSS
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Name: M57, NGC6720, PK63+13.1, Ring Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: Lyr
Coordinates: 18h53m35.08s / +33°01'45.03"
Brightness / Size: v8.8 mag / 1.4x1.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.3, SQM-L 19.3
Quite faint, stellar. Anything but obvious.

MODERATE
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.5
Stellar. Fairly well seen with averted vision. Detailed finder chart is highly recommended due to similarly bright stars in the surrounding!

MODERATE
80mm f/6.25, 33x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.8, SQM-L 20.7
Oval shape. Darkening toward the middle with averted vision.

EASY
4.5" f/8, 28x, Bortle 7+
At 28x evident and obviously extended, slightly oval. Darkening toward the middle nearly perceptible. Appeared at 75x as a wreath of smoke like a coffee bean.

EASY
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 6+, NELM 5.3, SQM-L 19.7
Oval ring, like a coffee bean. Longer sides a bit wider & brighter.
EASY

M76 (PN)

DSS
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Name: M76, NGC650, NGC651, PK130-10.1, H1.193, Little Dumbbell Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: Per
Coordinates: 01h42m19.95s / +51°34'31.15"
Brightness / Size: v10.1 mag / 2.7x1.8'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.1, SQM-L 21.0

FAILED
B 70mm, 16x, Bortle 3, NELM 6.4
When knowing the exact position fairly easily visible with averted vision as quite small, nearly stellar brightening.

MODERATE
4.5" f/8, 75x, NELM 3.9+
Almost full moon with an angular distance to M76 of about 60°: Only visible with averted vision, relatively small, roundish, diffuse, structureless. Overall quite faint.

MODERATE
4.5" f/8, 100x, Bortle 7
At 28x a small, diffuse brightening, which can be seen quite well with averted vision. At 100x slightly elongated, whereby the shape appears irregular.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.0+, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.8: Barely visible with direct vision, evident with averted vision, relatively small. Shape of a dumbbell perceptible, otherwise oval. I only had a short look, because the comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) was the main target.
EASY

M97 (PN)

DSS
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Name: M97, NGC3587, PK148+57.1, Owl Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h14m47.70s / +55°01'08.72"
Brightness / Size: v9.9 mag / 3.4x3.3'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Very bright, round, evenly bright. Obvious. Appeared at 100x unsteady with averted vision. Dark regions partially seen, but not clearly identifiable. With UHC slightly better seen.
EASY

NGC40 (PN)

DSS
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Name: NGC40, PK120+9.1, H4.58
Type: PN
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 00h13m01.01s / +72°31'19.09"
Brightness / Size: v11.5 mag / 1.2x0.8'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 6
At 37x visible with averted vision as relatively bright, small, extended, round nebula. At 80x the 11.5m central star could be seen, whereas the nebula is evident with averted vision. Nice view at 200x! Filter can help at lower magnification.
EASY

NGC246 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 10×10'
Name: NGC246, PK118-74.1, H5.25, Skull Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: Cet
Coordinates: 00h47m03.34s / -11°52'18.94"
Brightness / Size: v11.8 mag / 4.0x3.5'
8" f/6, 80x + UHC, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.3
At 60x a rather faint brightening, only visible with averted vision. At 80x the nebula appeared round and relatively large. With an UHC or [OIII] filter the nebula was slightly oval, partly lemon-shaped, mottled with averted vision. Very nice view with the embedded stars.

EASY
12.5" f/4.5, 72x + [OIII], Bortle 3, SQM-L 21.4
Bright, round, pretty large with 4 embedded stars. Details within the nebula easily visible.
EASY

NGC1501 (PN)

DSS
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Name: NGC1501, PK144+6.1, H4.53, Camel's Eye, Oyster Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: Cam
Coordinates: 04h06m59.39s / +60°55'14.40"
Brightness / Size: v11.5 mag / 0.9x0.9'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4
At 37x just visible with direct vision as small, round brightening. At 80x relatively large, evenly bright.
EASY

NGC1514 (PN)

DSS
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Name: NGC1514, PK165-15.1, H4.69
Type: PN
Constellation: Tau
Coordinates: 04h09m16.98s / +30°46'33.46"
Brightness / Size: v10.9 mag / 2.2x2.2'
4.5" f/8, 25x + [OIII], Bortle 6-, SQM-L 18.9
At 25x with [OIII] filter almost visible with direct vision, evident with averted vision, roundish, without details. Central star easy to see also without any filter. With UHC filter the planetary appeared somewhat fainter, without filter only a dim glow. At 75x also without a filter well seen with averted vision, but still faint.

EASY
120mm f/5, 40x + UHC, Bortle 6-, NELM 4.8+, SQM-L 19.1
At 18x only the central star is visible. At 40x the nebula appears as faint halo around the central star. With UHC or [OIII] filter the nebula is visible with direct vision and appears roundish.

EASY
8" f/6, 96x + UHC, Bortle 4, SQM-L 20.9
Bright 10.1m central star evident at 37x. At 96x without any filter the nebula is well perceptible with averted vision, rather faint, evenly bright, relatively large. Look like a square with rounded corners. With UHC the nebula appeared mottled with averted vision.
EASY

NGC1535 (PN)

DSS
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Name: NGC1535, PK206-40.1, H4.26
Type: PN
Constellation: Eri
Coordinates: 04h14m15.78s / -12°44'21.68"
Brightness / Size: v10.6 mag / 0.7x0.7'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4+
At 37x well seen with averted vision as very compact brightening like a fuzzy star, at 80x obviously extended, round. Unfortunately some clouds interfered the observation.
EASY

NGC2022 (PN)

DSS
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Name: NGC2022, H4.34, Collarbone Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: Ori
Coordinates: 05h42m06.20s / +09°05'10.30"
Brightness / Size: v11.6 mag / 0.7x0.7'
Bright and easy to find. The surname comes from its location in the constellation Orion.

80mm f/6.25, 41x + UHC, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 19.4
At 41x only visible with filter, round, evenly bright, small. At 62x without a filter barely seen with averted vision.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.0, SQM-L 20.9
Roundish, evenly bright, well defined shape. Barely visible with direct vision. Filter (UHC or [OIII]) helps. At 171x the planetary appeared slightly oval.
EASY

NGC2346 (PN)

DSS
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Name: NGC2346, PK215+3.1, H4.65, Butterfly Nebula, The Hourglass
Type: PN
Constellation: Mon
Coordinates: 07h09m22.52s / -00°48'23.62"
Brightness / Size: v11.6 mag / 1.0x0.9'
Bright planetary. UHC and [OIII] filter show great effect.

8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.2: At 80x without filter the 10.96 mag central star is dominating. With averted vision the nebula is very small and faint and can be easily overlooked. At 150x the nebula is more evident with averted vision and shows declining edges. At 80x with [OIII] filter the planetary appeared very bright and was visible with direct vision, whereby also the visual size increased in comparison to without a filter. The central star was not perceptible anymore. The nebula was an evenly bright disc with slightly declining edges. At 150x with [OIII] filter the central star was still not visible, the nebula seemed to be slightly oval. With UHC filter the planetary and the central star was quite well visible at 150x.
EASY

NGC2371 (PN)

DSS
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Name: NGC2371, NGC2372, PK189+19.1, H2.316, H2.317, Peanut Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: Gem
Coordinates: 07h25m34.68s / +29°29'26.40"
Brightness / Size: v11.3 mag / 1.0x1.0'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
At 37x well seen with averted vision as a small, oval brightening. At 150x I could see two roundish, well separated brightenings with direct vision. A UHC fitler increased contrast a bit, but with no more details.
EASY

NGC2392 (PN)

DSS
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Name: NGC2392, PK197+17.1, H4.45, Eskimo Nebula, Clownface Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: Gem
Coordinates: 07h29m10.77s / +20°54'42.48"
Brightness / Size: v9.9 mag / 0.9x0.9'
80mm f/6.25, 25x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.2
Barely seen with direct vision as very small, non-stellar brightening nearby an 8.24m star. At 62x an obvious, round disc.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.0
The quite bright central star is most evident with direct vision, whereas the nebula is evident with averted vision. Bright, round, nearly evenly bright. At 171x I felt that the nebula gets slightly brighter toward the middle. I didn't focus on the much fainter, outer region.
EASY

NGC2438 (PN)

DSS
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Name: NGC2438, PK231+4.2, H4.39
Type: PN
Constellation: Pup
Coordinates: 07h41m50.51s / -14°44'07.70"
Brightness / Size: v10.8 mag / 1.3x1.3'
120mm f/5, 40x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.3: At 40x without filter just a faint, roundish brightening with averted vision. At 75x without filter well visible with averted vision. At 40x with [OIII] filter the nebula appears bright, round, evenly bright and is visible with direct vision.

EASY
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 4+, NELM 6.0+, SQM-L 21.1
NELM 5.0+, SQML 20.2: At 37x visible with averted vision as rather faint, round, small nebula. At 100x evident, round, evenly bright. At 100x with [OIII] filter partly lemon-shaped, center appeared somewhat darker (ring), well perceptible with direct vision. Beautifully embedded in the prominent, star rich cluster M46!
EASY

NGC2440 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2440, PK234+2.1, H4.64
Type: PN
Constellation: Pup
Coordinates: 07h41m54.91s / -18°12'29.70"
Brightness / Size: v9.4 mag / 1.2x0.7'
120mm f/5, 40x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.0: At 18x stellar and well visible with averted vision, at 40x without filter almost stellar. At 40x with [OIII] filter non-stellar, but still very compact. At 75x the nebula appeared as very small, round, evenly bright disc.
EASY

NGC3242 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3242, PK261+32.1, H4.27, Ghost of Jupiter
Type: PN
Constellation: Hya
Coordinates: 10h24m46.11s / -18°38'32.64"
Brightness / Size: v8.6 mag / 0.7x0.6'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.5, SQM-L 19.2
SQM-L 18.4: Almost visible with direct, evident with averted vision. Stellar.

EASY
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
SQM-L 20.3: Stellar, bright, evident.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
SQM-L 20.3: At 37x very bright, small disc with blurred edges, turquoise. At 220x the nebula appeared slightly oval, mottled.
EASY

NGC4361 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC4361, PK294+43.1, H1.65
Type: PN
Constellation: Crv
Coordinates: 12h24m30.76s / -18°47'05.40"
Brightness / Size: v10.9 mag / 2.1x2.1'
120mm f/5, 40x + [OIII], Bortle 7, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 19.1
Hazy sky, 1/3 moon: At 18x with [OIII] filter just a very faint and small glow. At 40x with [OIII] filter the nebula appeared roundish, still faint, getting slightly brighter toward the middle.
MODERATE

NGC6058 (PN)

DSS
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Name: NGC6058, PK64+48.1, H3.637
Type: PN
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 16h04m26.60s / +40°40'56.05"
Brightness / Size: v12.9 mag / 0.7x0.7'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4+
Small, well seen with averted vision. Appears like a fuzzy star.
MODERATE

NGC6210 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6210, PK43+37.1, Turtle Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 16h44m29.49s / +23°47'59.68"
Brightness / Size: v9.7 mag / 0.5x0.5'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.5
Well seen with averted vision. Stellar.

MODERATE
80mm f/6.25, 33x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.8, SQM-L 20.7
Evident with averted vision, almost stellar.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5
Easy to find, very bright. At 37x stellar, at 80x like a fuzzy star. At 171x extended, round, slightly turquoise colored.
EASY

NGC6537 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6537, PK10+0.1, Red Spider Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: Sgr
Coordinates: 18h05m13.10s / -19°50'34.88"
Brightness / Size: v11.6 mag / 0.1x0.1'
120mm f/5, 75x + [OIII], Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.5
Pretty faint, stellar brightening. Barely held with averted vision.
DIFFICULT

NGC6543 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: NGC6543, PK96+29.1, H4.37, Cat's Eye Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 17h58m33.42s / +66°37'59.52"
Brightness / Size: v8.1 mag / 0.3x0.3'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.5
Easy to find, bright, stellar. Visible with direct vision.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.5
Very bright, compact, extended with averted vision, slightly turquoise colored. Can be easily confused with a star. At 171x obviously extended.
EASY

NGC6572 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6572, PK34+11.1, Emerald Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: Oph
Coordinates: 18h12m06.37s / +06°51'13.01"
Brightness / Size: v8.0 mag / 0.2x0.2'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0
Barely visible with direct vision as stellar brightening, evident with averted vision.

EASY
80mm f/6.25, 25x, Bortle 5
Very bright, slightly turquoise-colored, extremely small. Even stellar at 62x.

EASY
4.5" f/8, 28x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0
At 28X nearly stellar and slightly greenish, at 145x roundish, evenly bright, extended.
EASY

NGC6629 (PN)

DSS
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Name: NGC6629, PK9-5.1, H2.204
Type: PN
Constellation: Sgr
Coordinates: 18h25m42.46s / -23°12'10.23"
Brightness / Size: v11.3 mag / 0.3x0.3'
120mm f/5, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.5
Stellar at any used magnification. Lies northwest of medium bright star. At 40x without filter only visible with averted vision and pretty faint. With [OIII] filter evident with averted vision. At 75x well visible with averted vision also without any filter.
EASY

NGC6741 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6741, PK33-2.1, Phantom Streak Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 19h02m37.10s / -00°26'56.70"
Brightness / Size: v11.0 mag / 0.1x0.1'
120mm f/5, 40x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
Stellar brightening at any used magnification. At 18x with [OIII] filter and 40x without any filter the nebula was well visible with averted vision. At 40x with [OIII] evident with direct vision.
EASY

NGC6742 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6742, Abell 50, PK78+18.1, H3.742
Type: PN
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 18h59m20.03s / +48°27'55.24"
Brightness / Size: v13.4 mag / 0.5x0.5'
8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
Small, round, even disc. Also visible without any filter, but pretty faint.
EASY

NGC6751 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6751, PK29-5.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 19h05m55.56s / -05°59'32.75"
Brightness / Size: v11.9 mag / 0.5x0.5'
120mm f/5, 40x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
Roundish, evenly bright, rather small. Without filter pretty faint.
EASY

NGC6765 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6765, PK62+9.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Lyr
Coordinates: 19h11m06.46s / +30°32'42.52"
Brightness / Size: v12.9 mag / 0.7x0.7'
8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
At 80x with [OIII] filter evident, roundish, evenly bright. Without filter pretty faint. At 150x without filter evident with averted vision, slightly elongated.
MODERATE

NGC6766 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6766, NGC6884, PK82+7.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 20h10m23.66s / +46°27'39.80"
Brightness / Size: v10.9 mag / 0.2x0.2'
80mm f/6.25, 41x, Bortle 7, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 18.6
Observation at full moon. Already visible at 25x with averted vision, but very faint. At 62x still stellar.
MODERATE

NGC6772 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6772, PK33-6.1, H4.14
Type: PN
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 19h14m36.37s / -02°42'25.04"
Brightness / Size: v12.7 mag / 1.2x0.9'
120mm f/5, 40x + [OIII], Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.3
Pretty faint, roundish, evenly bright. Anything but evident.
MODERATE

NGC6778 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6778, NGC6785, PK34-6.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 19h18m24.94s / -01°35'47.41"
Brightness / Size: v12.0 mag / 0.3x0.2'
120mm f/5, 40x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
At 40x without filter the nebula appears as a stellar brightening. With [OIII] filter evident with averted vision, almost stellar. Good filter effect.
EASY

NGC6781 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6781, PK41-2.1, H3.743, Snowglobe Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 19h18m28.09s / +06°32'19.29"
Brightness / Size: v11.8 mag / 1.9x1.9'
120mm f/5, 40x + [OIII], Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.3
At 18x with [OIII] filter evident with averted vision, roundish, evenly bright, fairly large. At 40x without filter rather faint, with [OIII] filter well visible with direct vision, roundish, evenly bright.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x + [OIII], Bortle 5
Without [OIII] filter difficult, hard to find, very faint, barely visible with averted vision. With [OIII] filter evident, bright, round, quite large, evenly bright.
EASY

NGC6790 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6790, PK37-6.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 19h22m56.97s / +01°30'46.46"
Brightness / Size: v10.5 mag / 0.2x0.2'
120mm f/5, 40x, Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.3
The planetary appeared at all used magnifications (18x up to 166x) stellar. At 18x without filter very faint. At 18x with [OIII] filter barely visible with direct vision and evident. At 40x also visible with direct vision without any filter. At 166x a 12 mag field star west of the nebula.
EASY

NGC6803 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6803, PK46-4.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 19h31m16.47s / +10°03'21.70"
Brightness / Size: v11.0 mag / 0.1x0.1'
8" f/6, 37x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.7: Stellar at any used magnification. At 37x with [OIII] filter bright and well visible with direct vision. At 150x also without any filter easily seen with direct vision.
EASY

NGC6804 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6804, PK45-4.1, H6.38
Type: PN
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 19h31m35.14s / +09°13'31.40"
Brightness / Size: v12.0 mag / 1.1x1.1'
120mm f/5, 18x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.7: Shows good effect on [OIII] filter. At 18x just a very compact brightening. Without any filter very faint and barely seen with averted vision, with [OIII] filter barely visible with direct vision. At 40x still compact, round, slightly condensed. At 40x with [OIII] filter occasionally slightly oval. At 75x glimpsed a stellar brightening.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x + [OIII], Bortle 4
Fairly small, extended, barely visible with direct vision. At 200x I could saw a brighter star near the edge, toward the middle a fainter one (central star?).
EASY

NGC6807 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6807, PK42-6.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 19h34m33.53s / +05°41'02.50"
Brightness / Size: v12.0 mag / 0.1x0.1'
120mm f/5, 40x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
Stellar and barely visible with direct vision.
EASY

NGC6818 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6818, H4.51, Kleiner Edelstein
Type: PN
Constellation: Sgr
Coordinates: 19h43m58.02s / -14°09'13.44"
Brightness / Size: v9.3 mag / 0.7x0.7'
120mm f/5, 40x, Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.5
Overall very bright. At 18x almost stellar and evident with averted vision. From 40x non-stellar, evenly bright, round with blueish coloring.
EASY

NGC6826 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6826, PK83+12.1, H4.73, Blinking Planetary
Type: PN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 19h44m48.15s / +50°31'30.26"
Brightness / Size: v8.8 mag / 0.9x0.8'
80mm f/6.25, 83x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0
Central star easily visible. At 25x the nebula appears quite compact around the central star with averted vision, at 83x more extended, round, evenly bright. The blinking effect is obvious when switching between direct and averted vision.
EASY

NGC6833 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6833, PK82+11.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 19h49m46.58s / +48°57'40.20"
Brightness / Size: v12.1 mag / 0.2x0.2'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.2
Appeared stellar in all used magnifications (37x to 150x). At 37x with [OIII] filter visible wth direct vision, from 80x also without any filter. At 150x without filter two faint stars south-southeast of the nebula.
EASY

NGC6842 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6842, PK65+0.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Vul
Coordinates: 19h55m02.10s / +29°17'22.00"
Brightness / Size: v13.1 mag / 0.8x0.8'
120mm f/5, 40x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Small, round, evenly bright disc. At 75x without any filter barely visible with averted vision.
MODERATE

NGC6852 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6852, PK42-14.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 20h00m39.21s / +01°43'40.05"
Brightness / Size: v12.6 mag / 0.5x0.5'
120mm f/5, 75x + UHC, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.8: At 40x with [OIII] filter barely held with averted vision as compact, roundish brightening. At 75x with UHC filter still faint, roundish.
MODERATE

NGC6879 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6879, PK57-8.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Sge
Coordinates: 20h10m26.70s / +16°55'21.40"
Brightness / Size: v12.5 mag / 0.1x0.1'
8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 3
Appears stellar. Without filter also well visible with averted vision.
MODERATE

NGC6886 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6886, PK60-7.2
Type: PN
Constellation: Sge
Coordinates: 20h12m42.83s / +19°59'22.60"
Brightness / Size: v11.4 mag / 0.2x0.2'
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 3
At 80x stellar and well visible with averted vision. Not much better with UHC/[OIII] filter. At 171x barely visible with direct vision. Appeared like a slightly fuzzy star.
EASY

NGC6891 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6891, PK54-12.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Del
Coordinates: 20h15m08.84s / +12°42'15.63"
Brightness / Size: v10.5 mag / 0.3x0.3'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5+, SQM-L 20.7
SQM-L 20.4: At 37x stellar. At 80x slightly fuzzy in comparison to surrounding stars. At 150x small, evenly bright disc.
EASY

NGC6894 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6894, PK69-2.1, H4.13
Type: PN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 20h16m23.96s / +30°33'53.17"
Brightness / Size: v12.3 mag / 0.7x0.7'
8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 7, NELM 5.0+, SQM-L 18.6
At 37x with [OIII] filter just a faint, small brightening. At 80x with [OIII] filter barely seen with direct vision. Appeared round and evenly bright. Also with UHC filter evident with averted vision. At 150x without any filter barely perceptible with averted vision as very faint nebula.
EASY

NGC6905 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6905, PK61-9.1, H4.16, Blue Flash Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: Del
Coordinates: 20h22m22.99s / +20°06'16.25"
Brightness / Size: v11.1 mag / 1.2x1.2'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 3
Well seen with averted vision, round, extended. With [OIII] filter a bit more extended and better perceptible.
MODERATE

NGC7008 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC7008, PK93+5.2, H1.192, Fetus Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 21h00m32.50s / +54°32'36.18"
Brightness / Size: v10.7 mag / 1.4x1.1'
80mm f/6.25, 41x + UHC, Bortle 6-, SQM-L 19.5
At 41x without filter just a faint glow. With UHC filter evident with averted vision, rather small, evenly bright, near a field star. Shape hardly noticeable. At 62x with UHC filter the nebula appeared roundish.

MODERATE
120mm f/5, 18x + [OIII], Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.2
At 18x without filter just a very faint glow with an evident nearby field star. At 18x with [OIII] filter the nebula is obvious with averted vision, evenly bright and appeared roundish to slightly oval. The nearby star appeared very faint. At 40x still faint, evenly bright and roundish to slightly oval (N-S). South of the nebula lies the evident star and another faint star southwards. At 40x with [OIII] filter the oval shape is well visible. At 75x the nebula appears also oval without any filter, the southern and southwestern edge appeared more sharply defined.

EASY
8" f/6, 133x + UHC, Bortle 4, NELM 5.8
At 37x well seen with averted vision, at 133x and UHC filter just with direct vision. Appeared irregular with brighter and darker regions, slightly curved, similar to an open circle. Overall quite small.
EASY

NGC7009 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC7009, PK37-34.1, H4.1, Saturn Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: Aqr
Coordinates: 21h04m10.88s / -11°21'48.26"
Brightness / Size: v8.0 mag / 1.0x0.7'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 3
Very bright, round, extended, relatively large.
EASY

NGC7026 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC7026, PK89+0.1, Cheeseburger Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 21h06m18.24s / +47°51'07.15"
Brightness / Size: v10.9 mag / 0.4x0.1'
80mm f/6.25, 62x, Bortle 7, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 18.6
Observation at full moon. At 41x the nebula together with its neighbour star appeared more like a double star. At 62x small, evenly bright and well visible with averted vision.

MODERATE
4.5" f/8, 75x, Bortle 7, NELM 5.0
Well seen with averted vision as quite small, diffuse, round brightening. Located nearby a 9.7m star.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 3, NELM 6.4
Located directly next to a 9.7m star. At low magnification (37x) the nebula appears very compact and seems to form a double star with its neighbour star. Evident with averted vision. At 171x obviously extended and visible with direct vision. With averted vision I could rudimentarily see the dark lane, which divides the nebula into two parts and was aligned N-S to NW-SE. I recommend high magnification due to the quite small size.
EASY

NGC7027 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC7027, PK84-3.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 21h07m01.59s / +42°14'10.18"
Brightness / Size: v8.5 mag / 0.3x0.2'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0
Well seen with averted vision, stellar.

MODERATE
4.5" f/8, 28x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0
At 28x nearly stellar and easily visible with direct vision. At 75x slightly extended with averted vision, but still compact. Looks more like a fuzzy star. At 145x slightly oval with somewhat brighter center, slightly diffuse edge.
EASY

NGC7048 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC7048, PK88-1.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 21h14m15.22s / +46°17'17.52"
Brightness / Size: v12.1 mag / 1.0x1.0'
80mm f/6.25, 62x + UHC, Bortle 7, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 18.6
Observation at full moon. Quite compact brightening. Without any filter rather faint.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 4
Located directly next to a 10.2m star. Without a filter well visible with averted vision. The nebula can appear slightly elongated, which is caused by the neighbour star. With [OIII] filter the nebula is visible with direct vision as round, diffuse brightening.
EASY

NGC7076 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC7076, Abell 75, PK101+8.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 21h26m23.54s / +62°53'31.83"
Brightness / Size: - / 1.0x1.0'
120mm f/5, 40x + [OIII], Bortle 3, SQM-L 21.3
Pretty faint, roundish, evenly bright, small.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 3, SQM-L 21.3
Pretty bright, roundish to slightly oval, evenly bright.
MODERATE

NGC7094 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC7094, PK66-28.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Peg
Coordinates: 21h36m52.97s / +12°47'19.00"
Brightness / Size: v13.3 mag / 1.6x1.6'
8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.8: Without any filter the nebula stayed hidden in any used magnification up to 150x. Only the central star was visible with averted vision at 80x. At 37x with [OIII] filter the nebula appeared faint and very small. At 80x with [OIII] filter round, evenly bright, rather faint. An UHC filter gave a similar view as the [OIII] filter.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 4+, NELM 6.3+, SQM-L 21.2
At 37x round, evenly bright, faint. At 80x the 13.65 mag central star is apparent. At 80x with [OIII] filter the nebula was barely perceptible with direct vision.
EASY

NGC7139 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC7139, PK104+7.1, H3.696
Type: PN
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 21h46m08.59s / +63°47'29.45"
Brightness / Size: v13.3 mag / 1.3x1.3'
8" f/6, 100x + [OIII], Bortle 4+
Already visible at 37x with [OIII] filter with averted vision. At 100x without filter barely seen with averted vision. Extremely faint. With [OIII] filter fairly faint, round brightening. Obviously extended, evenly bright.
MODERATE

NGC7293 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 30×30'
Name: NGC7293, PK36-57.1, Helix Nebula, Eye of God
Type: PN
Constellation: Aqr
Coordinates: 22h29m38.54s / -20°50'13.64"
Brightness / Size: v7.3 mag / 25.0x25.0'
8" f/6, 37x + [OIII], Bortle 3+
Extremely large for a planetary nebula. Round, darkening toward the middle. Due to slightly brightened sky without filter barely seen with averted vision, because of very low surface brightness.
EASY

NGC7354 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC7354, PK107+2.1, H2.705
Type: PN
Constellation: Cep
Coordinates: 22h40m19.83s / +61°17'08.70"
Brightness / Size: v12.2 mag / 0.4x0.3'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 5
Barely visible with direct vision. Roundish, evenly bright. UHC/[OIII] filter helps.
EASY

NGC7662 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC7662, PK106-17.1, H4.18, Blue Snowball Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: And
Coordinates: 23h25m53.60s / +42°32'06.00"
Brightness / Size: v8.2 mag / 1.0x0.7'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.1, SQM-L 21.0
Well seen with averted vision, stellar.

MODERATE
4.5" f/8, 28x, Bortle 7+
Bright, compact, nearly stellar. Slightly extended with averted vision. At 100x obviously extended and recognisable as a nebula.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Easy to find, very bright, compact. At low magnification similar to a slightly fuzzy star. At 100x obviously extended, round, slightly turquoise colored.
EASY

Peimbert-Batiz 9 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: Peimbert-Batiz 9, PK46-3.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 19h27m44.80s / +10°24'20.93"
Brightness / Size: b14.4 mag / 0.2x0.2'
8" f/6, 150x + UHC, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.7: Stellar, very faint brightening.
MODERATE

PK51-4.1 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: PK51-4.1, PC22
Type: PN
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 19h42m03.51s / +13°50'37.33"
Brightness / Size: b14.4 mag / 0.4x0.3'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
At 80x without filter pretty faint, with UHC filter quite compact, partly slightly elongated. At 150x without any filter slightly elongated and well visible with averted vision.
MODERATE

PK61+41.1 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: PK61+41.1, DdDm 1
Type: PN
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 16h40m18.15s / +38°42'20.00"
Brightness / Size: b14.0 mag / -
120mm f/5, 75x + [OIII], Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.3

FAILED
8" f/6, 100x + [OIII], Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.3
Stellar. Without any filter very faint.
MODERATE

PK62-0.1 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: PK62-0.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Vul
Coordinates: 19h50m28.53s / +25°54'29.50"
Brightness / Size: v16.5 mag / 0.5x0.2'
8" f/6, 100x + [OIII], Bortle 4
Only a short try.
FAILED

PK64+5.1 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: PK64+5.1, Campbell's Hydrogen Star
Type: PN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 19h34m45.23s / +30°30'58.94"
Brightness / Size: v9.6 mag / 0.6x0.6'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 7, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 18.6
Appeared always as stellar brightening. Only with [HBeta] filter the nebula appeared brighter in comparison to the surrounding stars. UHC and [OIII] showed barely or no effect.

EASY
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 3, NELM 6.3+, SQM-L 21.3
Stellar. Only the [HBeta] filter showed a significant effect.
EASY

PK80-6.1 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: PK80-6.1, Egg Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 21h02m18.27s / +36°41'37.00"
Brightness / Size: v13.5 mag / 1.0x0.5'
The Egg Nebula is one of the most studied bipolar protoplanetary nebulas. Due to its fairly high surface brightness it is a thankful object also for smaller telescopes or brightened skies.

80mm f/6.25, 41x + UHC, Bortle 7, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 18.6
Observation at full moon: I've used magnifications from 25x to 62x with UHC filter.

FAILED
4.5" f/8, 75x
Conditions: very clear sky, moon 70% illuminated (altitude: 25°) with a distance of about 50°.
Quite small, but bright, well perceptible with averted vision. At first glance only the bright, stellar central area is evident. Close observation shows the nebula elongated.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
Barely visible with direct vision. Elongated with very bright, nearly stellar center.
EASY

PK86-8.1 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: PK86-8.1, Hu1-2
Type: PN
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 21h33m08.33s / +39°38'09.72"
Brightness / Size: v12.0 mag / 0.5x0.3'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 5, SQM-L 20.5
At 100x relatively bright, evident, very compact. The nebula appeared partly slightly elongated. At 150x I could see the nebula only as roundish brightening.
EASY

PK100-8.1 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: PK100-8.1, Merrill 2-2
Type: PN
Constellation: Lac
Coordinates: 22h31m43.68s / +47°48'03.91"
Brightness / Size: v11.9 mag / 0.1x0.1'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 5, SQM-L 20.5
Stellar brightening. Still visible with direct vision. UHC filter increased the visibility.
EASY

PK104-29.1 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: PK104-29.1, Jones 1
Type: PN
Constellation: Peg
Coordinates: 23h35m53.33s / +30°28'06.40"
Brightness / Size: v15.1 mag / 5.3x5.3'
8" f/6, 37x + [OIII], Bortle 4
Unexpectedly bright, fairly well seen with averted vision. Most evident are the both arcs at the northern and southern edge, whereby the northern one seems a bit brighter. The connection of the arcs in the west was hardly perceptible.
MODERATE

PK119-6.1 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: PK119-6.1, Hu1-1
Type: PN
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 00h28m15.44s / +55°57'54.48"
Brightness / Size: b13.3 mag / -
8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
Stellar and evident with direct vision. Without filter almost visible with direct vision.
EASY

PK128-4.1 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 10×10'
Name: PK128-4.1, Sh2-188, LBN633
Type: PN
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 01h30m33.11s / +58°24'50.70"
Brightness / Size: - / 10.0x3.0'
8" f/6, 37x + [OIII], Bortle 4
Only tried short. However the eyepiece gets constantly wet with dew and the conditions get worse due to upcoming fog.
FAILED

PK164+31.1 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 10×10'
Name: PK164+31.1, Jones-Emberson 1
Type: PN
Constellation: Lyn
Coordinates: 07h57m51.61s / +53°25'16.91"
Brightness / Size: v14.0 mag / 6.3x6.3'
8" f/6, 37x + [OIII], Bortle 4
Seen as very faint, roundish brightening with averted vision. Relatively large. The inner regions appeared unsteady, hardly perceptible. Details not clearly seen.
MODERATE

Sh2-71 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: Sh2-71, PK36-1.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 19h02m00.29s / +02°09'10.96"
Brightness / Size: v12.2 mag / 2.6x1.5'
8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.4: At 80x without filter the nebula is not visible. With an [OIII] filter the nebula is outstanding with averted vision and appears slightly elongated, evenly bright and well defined. At 150x the nebula is only indicated with averted vision. At 150x with UHC filter somewhat easier to see.
MODERATE

Vy1-1 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: Vy1-1, PK118-08.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 00h18m42.20s / +53°52'20.25"
Brightness / Size: b12.5 mag / -
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
Stellar, almost visible with direct vision. [OIII] filter showed only little effect.
EASY

Vy1-2 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: Vy1-2, PK53+24.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 17h54m22.98s / +27°59'58.10"
Brightness / Size: b12.8 mag / -
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Always stellar. Well seen with averted vision already at 37x without filter. At 80x with [OIII] filter easily visible with direct vision.
EASY

Vy2-2 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: Vy2-2, PK45-2.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Aql
Coordinates: 19h24m22.22s / +09°53'56.29"
Brightness / Size: v12.7 mag / 0.2x0.2'
120mm f/5, 40x + [OIII], Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.7: Appeared always stellar. At 40x without filter pretty faint, with UHC filter well seen with averted vision. At 75x also without any filter well visible with averted vision.
MODERATE