V U L P E C U L A

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Vulpecula - 'The Fox', was created by Johannes Hevelius in 1690. He pictured it as a small fox with a goose in it's mouth.



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


Vulpecula 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:

Alpha Vulpeculae (double star) - 07/22/2014 - 80mm Bosma Refractor F6.3, StellaCam-II @ 1/2 second




M27 (planetary nebula) - 09/19/2009 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds


M27 -               - 11/25/1984 - 10" Dob f5.4, 27mm 52x
   


M27 - 07/07/2010 - 80" refractor f6.3, Samsung 8 seconds



M27 - 09/10/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 60 seconds



M27 - 08/25/2011 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds



M27 - 05/31/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 120 seconds




NGC6793 (open cluster) - 07/08/2010 - 80mm refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds     - 10/13/1998 - 8" Dob f4.5, 30mm 68x
   


NGC6800 (open cluster) - 07/08/2010 - 80mm refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds     - 08/15/1988 - 8" Dob f4.5, 28mm 41x
   


NGC6802 (open cluster) - 07/10/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds



NGC 6813 (nebula) - 06/27/2014 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 30 seconds





NGC6815 (open cluster) - 07/08/2010 - 80mm refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds     - 10/13/1998 - 8" Dob f4.5, 30mm 68x
   


NGC6820 (nebula & Cr404) - 08/09/2013 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 25 seconds



NGC6823 (open cluster) - 07/10/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds



NGC6827 (open cluster) - 06/27/2014 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 30 seconds





NGC6830 (open cluster) - 07/10/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds



NGC6834 (open cluster) - 07/10/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds



NGC6842 (planetary nebula) - 08/09/2013 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 25 seconds



NGC6847 (open cluster - starcloud) - 06/21/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds





NGC6882 & 6885 (open cluster) - 07/10/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds



NGC6904 (open cluster) - 07/10/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds



NGC6921 (galaxy) - 08/09/2013 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 25 seconds



NGC6938 (open cluster) - 07/08/2010 - 80mm refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds



NGC6940 (open cluster) - 07/08/2010 - 80mm refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds



NGC7052 (galaxy) - 08/09/2013 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 25 seconds



NGC7080 (galaxy) - 08/09/2013 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 25 seconds



IC4954 & 4955 (reflection nebula) - 09/07/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds




Abell-54 (planetary nebula) - 10/21/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 3 minutes (no O-III filter)

(in the right location, but nothing visible)



Berkeley 52 (open cluster) - 06/27/2014 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 30 seconds





Berkeley 83 (open cluster) - 06/27/2014 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 30 seconds





Collinder-399   "the CoatHanger"        - 08/15/1988 - 80mm refractor f1.8, 28mm 11x
   


Collinder-399 (open cluster) - 07/10/2010 - StellaCam-Ex & Canon 55mm cctv lens 2.5 seconds



CR399 (asterism) - 10/20/2017 - Canon Zoom CCTV - 100mm f1.8 , StellaCam-II @ 2 seconds





Czernik 41 (open cluster) - 06/27/2014 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds





Dolidze 53 (open cluster) - 07/22/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 20 seconds




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





Pk72-17.1 (Planetary nebula) - 09/07/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds




Roslund-2 (open cluster) - 06/09/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds



Roslund-4 (open cluster) - 06/09/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds



Sharpless 2-88A&B (emission nebula) - 08/29/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds





Sharpless 2-88 (emission nebula) - 09/07/2015 - 80mm Refractor f5.5, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds




Sharpless 2-90 (emission nebula) - 09/07/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds




Stock-1 (open cluster) - 08/09/2013 - 50mm Refractor, StellaCam-II 8 seconds







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

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