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Cygnus 'The Swan' - from ancient Greek. Represents the god Zeus in one of his many forms. Star Pattern resembles a 'Cross'. (nickname is the 'Northern Cross') Home of bright Milky-Way star clouds and the bright star 'Deneb'.



09/16/2009 - 8 seconds, StellaCam II 8mm, B&W


Cygnus is home to a number of large stellar 'OB' Associations. An O-B Association is a large, very loose form of an open star cluster consisting of young spectral type "O" and "B" stars. They cover large volumes of space, are loosely held together by gravity and have short lifetimes of a few million years.

To view a sketch of a specific OB Association:
Click on the location of the object on the imagemap or select from the list below.



All sketches were made with an 80mm refractor spotting scope using low-power eyepieces, with an amici prism giving a corrected field of view. To view the sketches of these OB Associations, select from the list below:

Additional Deep-Sky objects located in this Constellation:


Albireo (Beta Cygni)
07/22/2014 - 80mm Bosma Refractor F6.3, StellaCam-II @ 1/2 second        - 09/06/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 1/2 seconds
   



M29 (open cluster) - 09/04/2008 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-EX 2.5 seconds         - 07/25/1987 - 13.1" Dob f4.5, 16mm 57x
   



M39 (open cluster) - 09/04/2008 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-EX 2.5 seconds         - 08/19/1987 - 13.1" Dob f4.5, 40mm 28x
   



NGC 6764 (galaxy) - 06/27/2014 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 30 seconds




NGC6811 - 08/21/1987 - 13.1" Dob f4.5, 16mm 57x



NGC6815 (open cluster) - 06/27/2014 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds





NGC6819 (open cluster) - 09/05/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 8 seconds



NGC6824 (galaxy) - 09/08/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 45 seconds



NGC6826 (Blinking Planetary Nebula) - 07/25/1987 - 13.1" Dob f4.5, 8mm 143x      - 09/05/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, SC-3 8 secs
  


NGC6833 (planetary nebula) - 09/11/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds



NGC6834 (open cluster) - 09/05/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 8 seconds



NGC6842 (planetary nebula) - 09/26/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 20 seconds




NGC6846 (open cluster) - 08/09/2013 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 8 seconds





NGC6856 (open cluster) - 08/08/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




NGC6857 (nebula) - 09/26/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 20 seconds



NGC6866 (open cluster) - 07/21/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 15 seconds



NGC6871 (open cluster)- 08/21/1987 - 13.1" Dob f4.5, 28mm 41x      - 09/05/2010 - 80mm Refractor f6.3, SC-II 8 secs
  


NGC6874 (open cluster) - 09/05/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 8 seconds



NGC6883 (open cluster) - 09/05/2010 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds



NGC6884 (planetary nebula) - 09/02/2013 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds



NGC6888 (Crescent Nebula) - 09/19/2017 - 8" SCT f3.3, StellaCam-3 @ 180 seconds





NGC6888 (Crescent Nebula) - 09/05/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 45 seconds



NGC6894 (planetary nebula) - 09/05/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 30 seconds





NGC6895 (open cluster) - 08/08/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




NGC6896 (open cluster) - 09/05/2010 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds



NGC6910 (open cluster) - 09/05/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 8 seconds



NGC6910 (open cluster / nebula) - 06/27/2014 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 30 seconds





NGC6914 (nebula) - 06/27/2014 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 30 seconds




NGC6946 (galaxy) - 06/27/2014 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 40 seconds




NGC6960 (Veil Nebula) - 09/28/1997 - 8" Dob f4.5, 32mm 28x
  


NGC6960 (Veil Nebula) - 09/05/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 45 seconds



NGC6979 (Veil Nebula - central section) - 06/27/2014 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 30 seconds





NGC6979 (veil) - 09/19/2017 - 8" SCT f3.3, StellaCam-3 @ 180 seconds







NGC6989 (open cluster) - 08/08/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds






NGC6991 (open cluster) - 08/08/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds



NGC6992-5 (Veil Nebula) - 09/28/1997 - 8" Dob f4.5, 32mm 28x sketch
  



Veil Nebula (eastern side) - 09/06/2015
80mm f5.5 Refractor, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds        - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds
   



Veil Nebula (eastern side) - 09/19/2017 - 8" SCT f3.3, StellaCam-3 @ 180 seconds





Veil Nebula (western side) - 09/06/2015
80mm f5.5 Refractor, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds        - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds
   



Veil Nebula (western side) - 09/19/2017 - 8" SCT f3.3, StellaCam-3 @ 180 seconds





NGC6996 (open cluster) - 09/06/2010 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds



NGC6997 (open cluster) - 09/08/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds



NGC7000 (Nebula) "North American Nebula" - 08/17/2012 - CCTV lens - 25mm StellaCam-3 10 seconds


NGC7008 (planetary nebula) - 09/12/2012 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 30 seconds



NGC7013 (galaxy) - 08/30/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 40 seconds






NGC7024 (open cluster) - 08/08/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




NGC7026 (planetary nebula) - 09/02/2013 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds



NGC7027 (planetary nebula) - 09/02/2013 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds



NGC7031 (open cluster) - 08/09/2013 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 8 seconds





NGC7037 (open cluster) - 08/08/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




NGC7039 (open cluster) - 09/06/2010 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds



NGC7044 (open cluster) - 09/06/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 30 seconds



NGC7048 (planetary nebula) - 09/02/2013 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds



NGC7050 (open cluster) - 09/06/2010 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds





NGC7058 (open cluster) - 08/11/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




NGC7062 (open cluster) - 09/06/2010 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds



NGC7063 (open cluster) - 08/09/2013 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 8 seconds



NGC7067 (open cluster) - 09/05/2013 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds






NGC7071 (open cluster) - 08/11/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




NGC7082 (open cluster) - 09/08/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds



NGC7086 (open cluster) - 09/06/2010 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds



NGC7093 (open cluster) - 09/06/2010 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds



NGC7116 (galaxy) - 09/27/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 20 seconds






NGC7127 (open cluster) - 08/11/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




NGC7128 (open cluster) - 09/06/2010 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds





NGC7150 (open cluster) - 08/11/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




NGC7175 (open cluster) - 09/06/2010 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds



IC1310 (open cluster) - 09/05/2010 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds



IC1311 (open cluster) - 09/05/2010 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds



IC1318 (nebula) - 09/06/2015 - 80mm f5.5 refractor StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds



IC1340 (veil) - 09/19/2017 - 8" SCT f3.3, StellaCam-3 @ 180 seconds





IC1369 (open cluster) - 09/06/2010 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds



IC1369 (nebula and open cluster) - 06/27/2014 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 30 seconds




IC1434 (open cluster) - 06/27/2014 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds





IC4996 (open cluster) - 09/05/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 8 seconds



IC5067 (nebula) - 06/27/2014 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 30 seconds




IC5068 (nebula) - 09/06/2015 - 80mm f5.5 refractor StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds




IC5076 (nebula) - 06/27/2014 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 30 seconds



IC5117 (planetary nebula) - 09/11/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




IC5146 (open cluster and nebula) 'Cocoon Nebula' - 06/08/2013 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 60 seconds



Abell-78 (planetary nebula) - 09/23/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 3 minutes (O-III filter)





B145 (dark nebula) - 09/06/2015
50mm Refractor & Stellacam-II 8 seconds        - 80mm f5.5 Refractor, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds
   



B164 (dark nebula) - 09/06/2015
50mm Refractor & Stellacam-II 8 seconds        - 80mm f5.5 Refractor, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds
   



B343 (dark nebula) - 09/06/2015
50mm Refractor & Stellacam-II 8 seconds        - 80mm f5.5 Refractor, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds
   





Barkhatova-1 (open cluster) - 08/08/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Basel-6 (open cluster) - 09/27/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 20 seconds



Basel-12 (open cluster) - 06/09/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds



Basel-13 (open cluster) - 06/09/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds



Basel-14 (open cluster) - 06/09/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds



Basel-15 (open cluster) - 06/09/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds



Berkeley-49 (open cluster) - 07/24/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




Berkeley-51 (open cluster) - 07/24/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




Berkeley-53 (open cluster) - 06/10/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Berkeley-54 (open cluster) - 09/27/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




Berkeley-55 (open cluster) - 06/10/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Berkeley-56 (open cluster) - 07/24/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




Berkeley-84 (open cluster) - 07/24/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




Berkeley-85 (open cluster) - 09/27/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




Berkeley-86 (open cluster) - 09/27/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Berkeley-87 (open cluster) - 09/27/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Berkeley-88 (open cluster) - 07/24/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




Berkeley-89 (open cluster) - 07/24/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




Berkeley-90 (open cluster) - 07/24/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




Berkeley-91 (open cluster) - 07/24/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




Biurakan-1 (open cluster) - 06/10/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Biurakan-2 (open cluster) - 06/10/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




CR419 (open cluster) - 09/05/2013 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 8 seconds




CR421 (open cluster) - 09/05/2013 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 8 seconds




CR428 (open cluster) - 09/05/2013 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Dolidze-1 (open cluster) - 09/26/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 8 seconds




Dolidze-2 (open cluster) - 09/26/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 8 seconds




Dolidze-3 (open cluster) - 09/26/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 8 seconds




Dolidze-4 (open cluster) - 09/26/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 8 seconds




Dolidze-5 (open cluster) - 09/26/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 8 seconds




Dolidze-6 (open cluster) - 09/26/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 8 seconds




Dolidze-8 (open cluster) - 09/26/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 8 seconds




Dolidze-9 (open cluster) - 09/26/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 8 seconds




Dolidze-10 (open cluster) - 09/26/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 8 seconds




Dolidze-Dzimselejsvili-10 (open cluster) - 09/26/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 8 seconds



Dolidze-Dzimselejsvili-11 (open cluster) - 06/26/2014 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 15 seconds





Dolidze-11 (open cluster) - 09/26/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 8 seconds




Dolidze-36 (open cluster) - 09/26/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 8 seconds



Dolidze-37 (open cluster) - 06/26/2014 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 15 seconds




Dolidze-38 (open cluster) - 06/26/2014 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 15 seconds





Dolidze-39 (open cluster) - 09/26/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 8 seconds




Dolidze-40 (open cluster) - 09/26/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 8 seconds




Dolidze-41 (open cluster) - 09/26/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 8 seconds




Dolidze-42 (open cluster) - 09/26/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 8 seconds




Dolidze-43 (open cluster) - 09/26/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 8 seconds




Dolidze-44 (open cluster) - 09/26/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 8 seconds




Dolidze-45 (open cluster) - 09/27/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 15 seconds




Dolidze-47 (open cluster) - 09/26/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 8 seconds



Dolidze-54 (open cluster) - 06/26/2014 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 15 seconds




Dolidze-55 (open cluster) - 06/26/2014 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 15 seconds




HU1-2 (planetary nebula) - 09/11/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds



Minkowski-92 (reflection nebula) - 09/06/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds




Pickering's Triangle (veil) - 09/19/2017 - 8" SCT f3.3, StellaCam-3 @ 180 seconds





Pk80-6.1 (planetary nebula) - 09/26/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




Propeller Nebula - Simeis-57 (nebula)
09/08/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 90 seconds and 180 seconds
    


Roslund-5 (open cluster) - 09/26/2013 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II @ 8 seconds




Roslund-6 (open cluster) - 06/09/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds



Roslund-7 (open cluster) - 09/27/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 8 seconds




Ruprecht-172 (open cluster) - 07/24/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




Ruprecht-173 (open cluster) - 09/27/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 8 seconds




Ruprecht-174 (open cluster) - 09/27/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Ruprecht-175 (open cluster) - 09/27/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 8 seconds




Vdb133 (nebula) - 05/31/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds




W153 (nebula) - 05/31/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 50 seconds





Deneb Milky-Way region - 06/08/2002



Deneb Milky-Way region - 06/15/2012

12mm Canon CCTV lens, StellaCam-II 8 seconds



Milky-Way Mosaic - 09/16/2009





Hope you enjoyed the visit. Come again soon!
Larry McHenry,   Pittsburgh, PA. USA

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