NGC/IC Objects

Gyulbudaghian's Nebula (Cepheus) RA: 20h 46.0m / DEC: +67° 58'.5
Instrument: 18-inch Obsession

Gyulbudaghian's Nebula--say that three times, fast--is featured in the sketch at left. My drawing presents a 272X view in the 18-inch Obsession. The star PV Cephei is nearly centered with a trio of 14th and 15th magnitude stars to the northwest. Gyulbudaghian's Nebula appears as a fan-shaped, 0'.9 by 0'.9 glow extending north of PV Cephei. This reflection nebula has varied in brightness since its discovery in 1977; at times being a challenging detection in a 20-inch but appearing fairly obvious to me in November 2005 when this observation was made. Of the three bright stars to the east-northeast, the brightest is 9.9 magnitude PPM 22385. Many of the remaining stars in my drawing simmer at 13th or 14th magnitude. Greg Crinklaw maintains an excellent page on this object at his Skyhound website.

Frosty Leo McNeil's Nebula


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