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Deep Sky Objects in Vulpecula, the Fox
Here is a listing of the brightest Deep Sky Objects in Vulpecula, the Fox, down to about magnitude 12.
The table is sorted by NGC number. If an IC or Messier number is associated with the object it is also noted.
Each entry will have a link to the Simbad and Aladin databases for further information. Click on the NCG/IC/Messier number to access these databases. There are also links to the Digitized Sky Survey site which has images taken in red light. These very detailed images are each 14x14 arc-seconds wide and are about 300k in size. For more about the Digitized Sky Survey click HERE.

Click HERE for an ETX tour.

NGC IC Messier Type Size
(arc sec)
Mag RA Dec DSS Other Name or comments
      Galaxy 0.55/0.35 10.5 20:39.3 27:15 X  
      Galaxy 0.55/0.35 10.5 20:39.3 27:15 X  
6940     OC 31 6.5 20:34.5 28:18 X  
6885     OC 7 9 20:11.9 26:29 X  
6882     OC 18 5.5 20:11.6 26:33 X  
6830     OC 12 9 19:51.1 23:05 X  
6802     OC 3 12 19:30.6 20:16 X  
6823     OC+Neb 12 10 19:43.2 23:19 X  
6853   27 PN 15.2 7.5 19:59.6 22:43 X DUMBBELL/APPLE CORE/DIABLO/DOUBLE-HEADED SHOT NEBULA

OC - Open Cluster PN - Planetary Nebula, GC - Globular Cluster, Ir Gal - Irregular Galaxy

Image created using TheSky 5.0 Level IV
available from Bisque Software


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2003 Kevin Muenzler, Eagle Creek Observatory.