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NGC 7076 (16,718 of 18,816)


oc gc pln bn dn gx gxcl ast aka lost




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NGC 7076

NGC 7076, PK 101+08.1, III 936, GC 4669

RA: 21h 26m 18s
Dec: +62° 53′ 0″

Con: Cepheus
Ch: MSA:1073, U2:33, SA:3


(reference key)

Type: planetary nebula

Mag: B=17, V=?

Size: 2′
PA: ?

Historical observations

William Herschel

H III-936

Discovered in 1794 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "vF, easily resolvable."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a diffuse nebula. Their coded description reads PLN),R,VDIF,B F SIDE.

Modern observations

Gramer, Lew (IAAC)

Observer: Lew Gramer; Your skills: Intermediate; Date and UT of Observation: 1997-07-31/08-01, 06:20 UT; Location: Savoy, MA, USA (42N, elev 700m); Site classification: rural; Limiting magnitude: 7.2 (zenith); Seeing: 7 of 10 - pretty good, intermittent haze; Moon up: no; Instrument: 20" f/5 Tectron truss-tube dob Newtonian reflector; Magnification: 70x, 210x; Filters used: None, UHC, OIII; Object: ngc7076; Category: Emission nebula;

Description: This little emission nebula was easily found from alpha Cep, by sweeping about 1o ENE to a nice elongated triangle of stars that pointed S, of mags. 7, 8, and 9 clockwise from the W star. Near the mag. 7 star at the W vertex of the triangle, n7076 was picked out with averted vision as a slightly elongated (NW-SE) smudge, brighter to the N, with a narrower center, and a S "lobe" which was oriented more ESE. Best when viewed WITHOUT an OIII, but the view was essentially the same with a UHC as without a filter.

Brian Skiff

15cm - pretty f @ 80x, ident certain however w/[OIII]. 140x: maybe 10" diam.

circ, poss annular. three m14 *s in line to N, farther one is pair.

neb vis @ 50x w/[OIII]. BS, 8Sep1991, Anderson Mesa.

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