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Veil Nebula (NGC 6979)

NGC 6979 (part of Veil Nebula), II 206, GC 4607

RA: 20h 50m 27.9s
Dec: +32° 01′ 33″

Con: Cygnus
Ch: MSA:1169, U2:120, SA:9

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: supernova remnant

Mag: B=?, V=?

Size: ?
PA: ?

History and Accurate Positions for the NGC/IC Objects (Corwin 2004)

NGC 6979 is a part of the Veil Nebula. WH's position for it is not particularly good, and points to a relatively faint piece of the supernova remnant. However, 7-8 arcmin to the southwest is a brighter piece that he could well have seen. I've taken this as NGC 6979.

See NGC 6960 for more on the Veil.

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H II-206

Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "F, S, crookedly extended, r."

Dreyer

Dreyer notes "Birr Castle, three times not found, once extremely faint nebulosity seen. Bigourdan, stellar, neb?"

Published comments

Bailey, S.I. (1913)

Bailey, examining a Bruce plate (Harvard Annals, Vol 72, No 2), describes it as "probably a faint extension of the Great Cygnus nebula." A further notes reads: "NGC 6960, NGC 6979, NGC 6992 and NGC 6995 are parts of the Great Cygnus Nebula."

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a diffuse nebula.

Modern observations

Harrington, Phil (1990)

Harrington, P. (1990) An observer's guide to diffuse nebulae II. Sky&Telescope, July, 97.

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