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    I have recently been on the hunt for other emisson nebula besides the common ones in messiers catalog. Does anyone know of any good nebula from the ngc/ic or sharpless catalogs that would be visible from a moderatly light pollted site from northern latitude. Nebula in cygnus cepheus cass aquila and perseus would be great because I have trees blocking my view of sagitarius scorpius and others around there. Figures the constellations with all the good nebula are out of the question for me. Your help will be greatly appriciated

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    Lp is a PITA. The blinking planetary nebula is in Cygnus. It is quite small but, very cool. Also the ring nebula in Lyra and the dumbell nebula nearby would be worth hunting out. There is a lot of great stuff in cygnus. I spend a bunch of time just cruising that constellation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whirlpoolm51 View Post
    I have recently been on the hunt for other emisson nebula besides the common ones in messiers catalog. Does anyone know of any good nebula from the ngc/ic or sharpless catalogs that would be visible from a moderatly light pollted site from northern latitude. Nebula in cygnus cepheus cass aquila and perseus would be great because I have trees blocking my view of sagitarius scorpius and others around there. Figures the constellations with all the good nebula are out of the question for me. Your help will be greatly appriciated
    Hello,

    I am in a similar situation, as you are. Below find a list of suburban/urban bright nebulas, EN denotes the emission nebulas, PN the planetary nebulas. Depending on your light pollution, a narrow-band OIII filter (Baader, Lumicon, Astrodon) will be helpful.

    NGC 6543 PN in Draco
    NGC 6210 PN in Hercules
    NGC 6572 PN high in Ophiucus
    Cirrus/Veil Nebula NGC 6960/6992-95 EN in Cygnus, but OIII filter is must
    NGC 6826 PN high in Cygnus
    NGC 7027 PN in Cygnus below the North America Nebula
    North America Nebula NGC 7000 EN in Cygnus, but OIII filter is must
    NGC 7662 PN in Andromeda
    Pacman Nebula NGC 281 EN in Cassiopeia, but OIII filter is must

    I get all theese nebulas with my binoculars. With a scope, do not hesitate to magnify the planetary nebulas as much as to the maximum magnification your scope allows.

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    Thank you all for your replies I was looking more for emission and reflection nebula though. All those planetaries you mentioned are wonderful even in a light polluted sky planetary nebula are my favorite objects to observe I have found dozens from my own back yard. I am trying to take a break from planetaries though to get a glimpose of some bright emission and reflection nebula if you know of any please let me know

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    Hello,

    I am about to prepare a thread on these emission fuzzies, based on my logbook.

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    Hello,

    I am about to prepare a thread on these emission fuzzies, based on my logbook.

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