NGC/IC Objects

NGC 6956: Barred Spiral Galaxy (Delphinus) RA: 20h 43.9m / DEC: +12° 30'.7
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

This is another challenging galaxy. NGC 6956 is presented in the sketch at left, which records a 190X view in my 10-inch Starfinder equatorial Newtonian. The galaxy covers a 90"x60" area. Two point sources are discernible. One is visible at the center of the nebulosity and may be the core region of the galaxy. The second is a foreground star listed at 12th magnitude in the GSC. The widely spaced pair of brighter stars north of NGC 6956 are 9th and 10th magnitude, respectively.

NGC 6946 NGC 6960-Veil Nebula (West)


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