Basic object information

Object name: NGC 6879
Object type: Planetary nebula
Magnitude: 12.5
Size: 5.0"x4.0"
Magnitude of central star: 15.0
Object classification: 2a
Description: stellar=10m

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 20h 10m 24.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +16 55' 00"

Constellation: Sagitta

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Lakasenpelto, Imatra, Finland
Date/Time: 8/9.9.2004 00:10

Telescope: Newton 406/1830mm

Magn: 244x


Field: 12'

NE Lim.mag: 5.5

Background sky: 4

Seeing: 3

Height: 40
Visuality: III
Weather: +8C, 30% moon is rising in NNE

Stellar planetary of 12 mag at all powers. Confirmed by starmaps and photograph.