(IAAC) Obj: NGC 7076 - Inst: 20" f/5 dob newt

Observer: Lew Gramer
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of Observation: 1997-07-31/08-01, 06:20 UT
Location: Savoy, MA, USA (42N, elev 700m)
Site classification: rural
Limiting magnitude: 7.2 (zenith)
Seeing: 7 of 10 - pretty good, intermittent haze
Moon up: no
Instrument: 20" f/5 Tectron truss-tube dob Newtonian reflector
Magnification: 70x, 210x
Filters used: None, UHC, OIII
Object: ngc7076
Category: Emission nebula
Data: mag vFT  size 2'
RA/DE: 21h26m  +62o48m
This little emission nebula was easily found from alpha Cep, by
sweeping about 1o ENE to a nice elongated triangle of stars that
pointed S, of mags. 7, 8, and 9 clockwise from the W star. Near
the mag. 7 star at the W vertex of the triangle, n7076 was picked
out with averted vision as a slightly elongated (NW-SE) smudge,
brighter to the N, with a narrower center, and a S "lobe" which
was oriented more ESE. Best when viewed WITHOUT an OIII, but the
view was essentially the same with a UHC as without a filter.