|NGC 6826 "Blinking Planetary": Planetary Nebula (Cygnus) RA: 19h 44.8m / DEC: +50° 31'.5|
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder
NGC 6826 is located near the tip of Cygnus' western wing. 3.8 magnitude Iota (10) Cygni is positioned 2.6 degrees to the northwest. The sketch at left records a 190X view in my 10-inch Meade Starfinder Newtonian. NGC 6826 is centered. Even at high magnification, the planetary nebula's 25" diameter form looks tiny. The 10.6 magnitude central star is visible but almost lost within the 9.8 magnitude glow of the surrounding nebulosity. An 11th magnitude GSC star shines about 2' to the south. Thirty-six additional stars are scattered across the field.
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