Archive for October 26, 2018

NGC 7129: Cluster+Nebula In Cepheus, October 2018 Observer’s Challenge Report #116

October 26, 2018

OCTOBER 2018 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-7129

In my 10-inch reflector a cluster of four brighter stars with some fainter members, enveloped by nebulosity with greater concentration around the two northernmost stars.  The nebula has fairly high surface brightness, and easy to see at 57x, but best seen at 114x, and without any type of filter.  The sparse cluster and nebulosity is very easy to locate and see, and stands out prominently in the star field.    Roger Ivester 

Pencil sketch with inverted colors:   

Rogers NGC-7129 Inverted