Deep Sky With Binoculars - Bright Nebulae

This project includes a collection of visual observations of deep sky objects made exclusively with the naked eye or binoculars. It is remarkable how many objects are visible with such small instruments and shows that a telescope is not necessarily required. Of course everyone can contribute with own observations. A detailed description of the project and the submission format of your own observations can be found in the introduction.

Deep Sky Object Lists:
Objects 30
Visual Observations 83
Sketches 1
Observers 5
Uwe Brinker, Christopher Hay, René Merting, Uwe Pilz, Robert Zebahl
Type Magnitude Size Coordinates (J2000.0)
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DSS II (red) - 50'×50'
IC410, LBN807 BN, EN 50.0'×50.0' Aur 05h22m30.00s / +33°23'00.00"
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DSS II (red) - 100'×100'
IC1318, Butterfly Nebula, Gamma Cygni Nebula BN, EN 45.0'×20.0' Cyg 20h25m50.00s / +40°10'30.00"
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DSS II (blue) - 90'×90'
IC1396 BN, EN 165.0'×135.0' Cep 21h40m00.00s / +57°41'00.00"
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DSS I - 120'×120'
IC1805, Sh2-190, Heart Nebula BN, EN Cas 02h32m42.00s / +61°27'00.00"
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DSS I - 120'×120'
IC1848, Sh2-199, Westerhout 5, Soul Nebula BN, EN Cas 02h55m00.00s / +60°24'00.00"
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DSS II (red) - 90'×90'
IC5067, IC5070, Pelican Nebula BN, EN 8m.0 60.0'×50.0' Cyg 20h51m30.00s / +44°05'00.00"
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DSS I - 60'×60'
IC5068 BN, EN 40.0'×30.0' Cyg 20h51m00.00s / +42°30'00.00"
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DSS II (blue) - 8'×8'
Messier 1, M1, NGC1952, Crab Nebula BN, EN 8m.4 8.0'×4.0' Tau 05h34m31.94s / +22°00'52.20"
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DSS II (red) - 80'×80'
Messier 8, M8, NGC6523, Lagoon Nebula BN, EN, RN 6m.0 60.0'×40.0' Sgr 18h03m37.00s / -24°23'12.00"
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DSS II (red) - 100'×100'
Messier 16, M16, IC4703, Eagle Nebula BN, EN 6m.4 Ser 18h18m48.00s / -13°48'24.00"
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DSS II (red) - 60'×60'
Messier 17, M17, NGC6618, Omega Nebula, Swan Nebula BN, EN 6m.0 Sgr 18h20m47.00s / -16°10'18.00"
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DSS I - 28'×28'
Messier 20, M20, NGC6514, H4.41, H5.10, H5.11, H5.12, Trifid Nebula BN, EN, RN 6m.3 28.0'×28.0' Sgr 18h02m42.00s / -22°58'18.00"
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DSS II (red) - 90'×90'
Messier 42, M42, NGC1976, Orion Nebula BN, EN, RN 4m.0 90.0'×60.0' Ori 05h35m17.30s / -05°23'28.00"
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DSS II (red) - 30'×30'
Messier 43, M43, NGC1982, H3.1 BN, EN 7m.0 20.0'×15.0' Ori 05h35m31.00s / -05°16'12.00"
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DSS II (red) - 15'×15'
Messier 78, M78, NGC2068 BN, RN 8m.3 8.0'×6.0' Ori 05h46m45.96s / +00°03'37.80"
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DSS II (blue) - 35'×35'
NGC281, IC11, Pacman Nebula BN, EN b7m.3 35.0'×35.0' Cas 00h52m25.10s / +56°33'54.00"
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DSS I - 27'×27'
NGC896, H3.695 BN, EN 27.0'×13.0' Cas 02h25m48.00s / +61°59'00.00"
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DSS II (red) - 120'×120'
NGC1499, California Nebula BN, EN 5m.0 160.0'×40.0' Per 04h01m00.00s / +36°25'00.00"
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DSS II (red) - 40'×40'
NGC1977, H5.30 BN, EN, RN 7m.0 20.0'×10.0' Ori 05h35m16.00s / -04°49'15.00"
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DSS II (red) - 30'×30'
NGC2024, H5.28, Flame Nebula BN, EN 30.0'×30.0' Ori 05h41m43.00s / -01°50'30.00"
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DSS I - 12'×12'
NGC2071, H4.36 BN, RN 8m.0 7.0'×5.0' Ori 05h47m09.80s / +00°18'00.00"
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DSS II (red) - 50'×50'
NGC2174, Monkey Head Nebula BN, EN 6m.9 40.0'×30.0' Ori 06h09m42.00s / +20°30'00.00"
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DSS II (red) - 100'×100'
NGC2237-39 & NGC2246, NGC2237, NGC2238, NGC2239, NGC2246, Rosette Nebula BN, EN 6m.0 80.0'×60.0' Mon 06h32m00.00s / +05°00'00.00"
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DSS II (blue) - 5'×5'
NGC2261, H4.2, Hubble's Variable Nebula BN, RN 9m.0 2.0'×1.0' Mon 06h39m10.00s / +08°45'00.00"
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DSS II (red) - 25'×25'
NGC6888, LBN203, H4.72, Crescent Nebula BN, EN 10m.0 20.0'×10.0' Cyg 20h12m07.00s / +38°21'18.00"
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DSS II (red) - 80'×80'
NGC6960, H5.15, Western Veil/Witch's Broom BN, EN 7m.0 Cyg 20h46m10.00s / +30°40'00.00"
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DSS II (red) - 80'×80'
NGC6992 & NGC6995 & IC1340, H5.14, Eastern Veil BN, EN 7m.0 Cyg 20h56m30.00s / +31°23'00.00"
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DSS II (red) - 120'×120'
NGC7000, LBN373, H5.37, North America Nebula BN, EN 4m.0 120.0'×30.0' Cyg 20h58m47.00s / +44°19'48.00"
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DSS II (red) - 12'×12'
NGC7538, LBN542, H2.706 BN, EN 8.0'×7.0' Cep 23h13m41.00s / +61°31'30.00"
Sh2-276, Barnard's Loop BN, EN Ori 05h27m30.00s / -03°58'00.00"