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Type: bright nebula
Mag: B=7, V=?
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NGC 6995 is part of the Veil Nebula. The position I've chosen is more or less for the middle of the nebulous complex shown in JH's sketch, published as Figure 82 in his 1833 Slough Catalogue. He probably saw the knot we now call IC 1340 (which see) as well. Though it is off the southwest side of the sketch, the entire panel of the figure is filled with nebulosity, and I'm pretty sure that JH could have traced the nebula well beyond the boundaries he chose to include in his drawing.
See NGC 6960 for more discussion of the Veil.
Bailey, examining a Bruce plate (Harvard Annals, Vol 72, No 2), notes: "NGC 6960, NGC 6979, NGC 6992 and NGC 6995 are parts of the Great Cygnus Nebula."
Ced 182c (NGC 6995)
Position (1900): RA 21 53, Dec + 30 50
Spectrum of nebula: emission spectrum (observed)
Classification: Nebulae without definite relation to certain stars - Detached nebula with discernible structure (eg. NGC 6992)
Size: (not given)
Notes: "Ced 182 The nebulous wreath in Cygnus. Ced 182 c = NGC 6995 = GC 4618 = h 2093. WP 179. (18, 31, 33, 64, 80, 88 Pl 79 Pl 80, 92, 114, 174, 208, 210, 216, 238, 240, 241, 304, 321, 365, 366, 415, 421, 448, 495, 520, 563, 578, 586, 588, 602, 603 Pl 45, 615 Pl 25, 630 Pl 16 Pl 17, 631, 642, 774, 780, 787, 815, 817, 820, 822). R. The nebulous star NGC 6974 = GC 5975 (not identified) probably refers to a part of "the wreath", as does also NGC 6979 = GC 4607 = H II 206. IC 1340 is a part of NGC 6995."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a diffuse nebula.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
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