Episode 58 of Star Hopping – published May 11, 2017
In this episode of Star Hopping, we’ll examine the Cygnus region, and we’ll locate three great deep sky objects; two nebulae and one globular cluster. We’ll start out locating the Gamma Cygni Nebula: a huge 3 degree wide emission nebula surrounding the bright star Sadr. Close by we’ll also find NGC 6888, the Crescent Nebula. Finally across the border in Lyra, we’ll locate Messier 56, one of the faintest globulars on the Messier list.
Deep Sky Objects covered:
IC 1318 – Nebula – The Gamma Cygni Nebula
NGC 6888 – Nebula – The Crescent Nebula
Messier 56 – Globular