NGC/IC Objects

NGC 6944: Galaxy (Delphinus) RA: 20h 38.4m / DEC: +06° 59'.8
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

This faint little stinker swims with a celestial dolphin, Delphinus. NGC 6944 is barely visible in the 10-inch at 190X. My sketch shows a 60"x45" nebulosity aligned east-to-west. The tight grouping of stars immediatly to the north includes three in the 8th and 10th magnitude range. The bright star near the southern boundary rings up at magnitude 9.1 in the Guide Star Catalog (GSC), which is not known for accurate stellar photometry. Look for NGC 6944 about 3 degrees due south of 5.1 magnitude Kappa (7) Delphini. The fine globular star cluster, NGC 6934, neighbors about a degree to the northwest.

NGC 6940 NGC 6946


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