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Table of Deep-Sky-Objects for Nebula Filters

 

The following table is a result from an internet search on the topic “observation reports with nebula filters”. A small portion of the table results from own observations. You can derive from this table, which nebula filter is best suited for a given object.

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How to read the signs for the different filters:

 

++        :           very good: contrast and visibility of this object are remarkably enhanced

+          :           good: contrast and visibility are enhanced

o          :           fair: contrast is just a little bit better or in certain areas and/or parts of the nebula are dimmed

-           :           not recommended: emitted radiation in filtered lines is to low, worse than without filter.

 

                                                    

Catalogue No.

Name

Position

 

Const.

Type

Mag.

 

Filter

 

Size

 

 

R.A. (hh:mm)

Decl. (°)

 

 

 

UHC

OIII

H-beta

 

NGC7822

 

00:03,6

68,62

CEP

diff. nebula

 

+

o

o

60x30'

NGC40

 

00:13,0

72,53

CEP

plan. nebula

11,0

+

o

o

60x40"

NGC246

 

00:47,1

-11,88

CET

plan. nebula

10,9

+

++

-

4x3'

NGC281

 

00:52,8

56,62

CAS

diff. nebula

7,0

+

+

o

20x15'

NGC604

Part of M33 (HII)

01:34,5

30,80

TRI

HII-Region

 

+

++

o

 

M76

small Dumbell nebula

01:42,4

51,57

PER

plan. nebula

10,1

++

++

-

1'

NGC896

 

02:24,8

61,90

CAS

diff. nebula

9,4

++

++

-

6x4,5'

IC1848

 

02:51,2

60,43

CAS

diff. nebula

 

++

++

-

60x30'

NGC1360

 

03:33,3

-25,85

FOR

plan. nebula

9,4

++

++

-

6,5'

NGC1499

California nebula

04:00,7

36,62

PER

diff. nebula

6,0

o

-

++

2,5x0,8°

NGC1514

Tau nebula

04:09,0

30,77

TAU

plan. nebula

11,0

++

++

-

2x1,5'

NGC1535

 

04:14,2

-12,73

ERI

plan. nebula

9,6

+

++

-

20"

K 3-67

 

04:39,8

36,46

PER

plan. nebula

13,7

++

++

-

<5"

MaC 2-1

 

05:03,7

-6,10

ERI

plan. nebula

14,9

+

+

-

<5"

IC405

Flaming Star

05:16,2

34,27

AUR

diff. nebula/ reflection nebula

10,0

o

-

o

12'

IC410

 

05:22,0

33,52

AUR

diff. nebula

 

++

++

-

40'

M1

Crab nebula

05:34,5

22,02

TAU

Supernova remnant

8,4

+

+

-

5x4'

M42

Orion nebula

05:35,4

-5,45

ORI

diff. nebula

3,5

++

+

o

25x30'

M43

 

05:35,6

-5,27

ORI

diff. nebula

8,0

+

o

++

6x3'

NGC1999

 

05:36,5

-6,72

ORI

reflection nebula

 

-

-

-

2'

IC434

Horse head nebula

05:41,0

2,40

ORI

diff. nebula

 

+

-

++

6x4'

Sh 2-235

 

05:41,1

35,87

AUR

diff. nebula

 

+

o

++

10'

NGC2024

Flame nebula

05:42,0

-1,83

ORI

diff. nebula/ reflection nebula

7,5

+

o

-

20x15'

NGC2022

 

05:42,1

9,09

ORI

plan. nebula

12,0

+

++

-

28"

M 1-5

 

05:46,8

24,22

TAU

plan. nebula

14,6

+

+

-

5"

Sh 2-276

Barnard΄s Loop

05:48,0

1,00

ORI

diff. nebula

 

o

-

+

10x0,5°

Sh 2-261

 

06:08,9

15,82

ORI

diff. nebula

 

+

+

o

30x15'

NGC2174

 

06:09,7

20,50

GEM

diff. nebula

 

+

++

-

40x30'

NGC2237-9

Rosetta nebula

06:32,3

5,05

MON

diff. nebula

6,0

++

++

-

80x60'

NGC2264

Konus nebula

06:42,1

9,88

MON

diff. nebula

 

+

o

- / + 1)

25x15’

NGC2327

Seagull nebula

07:06,0

-11,00

CMA

diff. Nebula

 

+

o

++

150x50’

NGC2346

Butterflywing nebula

07 :09,4

-0,80

MON

plan. Nebula

11,8

+

+

-

0,9’

NGC2359

Thor΄s Helmet

07:18,6

-13,20

CMA

diff. Nebula

9,0

+

++

-

9x6’

NGC2371-2

 

07:25,6

29,48

GEM

plan. Nebula

12,0

++

++

-

74x54”

PK205+14.1

Medusa nebula

07:29,0

13,25

GEM

plan. Nebula

10,3

+

++

-

10’

NGC2392

Eskimo nebula

07:29,2

20,92

GEM

plan. Nebula

9,2

++

+

-

0,8’

NGC2438

 

07:41,8

-14,73

PUP

plan. Nebula

10,8

+

++

-

1,1’

NGC2467

 

07:52,6

-36,39

PUP

diff. Nebula

 

+

++

-

8x7’

PK164+31.1

 

07:57,9

53,42

LYN

plan. Nebula

14,0

+

+

-

6,3’

Y-C 2-5

 

08:10,7

-20,32

PUP

plan. Nebula

14,4

+

+

-

NGC3242

Jupiters Ghost

10:24,8

-18,63

HYD

plan. Nebula

7,7

++

+

-

0,6’

M97

Owl nebula

11 :14,8

55,00

UMA

plan. Nebula

9,9

+

++

-

3,3’

NGC4361

 

12:24,5

-18,80

CRV

plan. Nebula

10,9

++

++

-

45”

NGC6210

 

16:44,5

23,80

HER

plan. Nebula

8,8

++

++

-

0,3’

IC4628

Northern Jewel Box

16:56,9

-40,30

SCO

diff. Nebula

 

++

o

+

25x40’

M 4-3

 

17:10,7

-27,09

OPH

plan. Nebula

14,2

+

+

-

<5”

NGC6302

 

17:13,7

-37,10

SCO

plan. Nebula

9,6

+

+

-

0,9’

NGC6334

Katzenpfoten-nebula

17:24,6

-34,17

SCO

diff. Nebula

 

++

+

+

57x44’

Sh 2-13

 

17:29,1

-31,55

SCO

diff. Nebula

 

++

o

o

40’

Lo 16

 

17:35,7

-40,12

SCO

plan. Nebula

13,4

+

o

-

83”

NGC6445

 

17:49,2

-20,02

SGR

plan. Nebula

11,2

++

+

-

34“

M 1-31

 

17:52,7

-22,22

SGR

plan. Nebula

13,7

+

+

-

<5”

H 1-41

 

17:57,3

-34,10

SCO

plan. Nebula

13,0

o

o

-

13x7”

NGC6543

Cat’s eye

17 :58,5

66,63

DRA

plan. Nebula

8,1

++

++

-

0,3’

M20

Trifid nebula

18:02,6

-23,03

SGR

diff. Nebula/ reflection nebula

8,5

+

+/o

+/-

15x10’

M8

Lagoon nebula

18:03,8

-24,38

SGR

diff. Nebula

5,8

++

++

o

20x10’

NGC6537

 

18:05,2

-19,85

SCO

plan. Nebula

12,5

+

++

-

NGC6559/IC4685

 

18:10,0

-23,90

SGR

diff. Nebula

 

++

o

o

 

NGC6572

 

18:12,1

6,85

OPH

plan. Nebula

8,1

k.A.

++

k.A.

15”

NGC6604

 

18:17,9

-12,23

SER

diff. Nebula

 

++

o

+

 

M16/IC4703

Eagle nebula

18 :18,8

-13,78

SER

diff. Nebula

7,0

++

++

o

35’

M17

Omega nebula

18:20,8

-16,18

SGR

diff. Nebula

7,0

+

++

-

20x15’

Abell 46

 

18:31,3

26,56

LYR

plan. Nebula

13,8

+

+

-

63x60“

M57

Ring nebula

18:53,6

33,03

LYR

plan. Nebula

8,8

+

+

-

1,2’

Y-C 2-32

 

18:55,5

-21,50

SGR

plan. Nebula

13,3

++

++

o

15“

Abell 55

 

19:10,5

-2,21

AQL

plan. Nebula

13,2

+

+

-

47x32”

NGC6781

 

19:18,4

6,55

AQL

plan. Nebula

11,5

++

++

-

1,8x1,9’

NGC6804

 

19:31,6

9,21

AQL

plan. Nebula

12,0

+

++

-

1,1’

He 2-436

 

19:32,1

-34,13

SGR

plan. Nebula

14,2

++

+

-

10”

Campbell’s Star

 

19:34,8

30,31

CYG

plan. Nebula

11,4

-

-

o

13x10”

NGC6818

 

19:44,0

-14,15

SGR

plan. Nebula

9,3

k.A.

k.A.

k.A.

25”

NGC6826

Blinking nebula

19:44,8

50,52

CYG

plan. Nebula

8,8

+

++

o

25”

Sh 2-84

 

19:49,0

18,40

SGR

diff. Nebula

 

+

-

o

15x3’

Abell 67

 

19:58,5

3,02

AQL

plan. Nebula

13,6

+

o

-

69x61”

M27

Dumbell nebula

19:59,6

22,73

VUL

plan. Nebula

7,3

++

+

-

8x4’

Sh 2-101

 

20:00,0

35,28

CYG

diff. Nebula

 

+

o

+

16x9’

NGC6888

Crescent nebula

20:12,0

38,35

CYG

diff. Nebula

 

++

++

-

18x13’

IC1318

 

20:25,0

40,33

CYG

diff. Nebula

 

+

-

+

240’

Sh 2-112

 

20:33,9

45,65

CYG

diff. Nebula

 

++

++

-

9x7’

NGC6960-95

Cirrus nebula

20:45,0

30,80

CYG

Supernova remnant

8,0

+

++

-

55x5’

IC5067-70

Pelikan nebula

20:50,8

44,35

CYG

diff. Nebula

7,0

++

++

o

40x30’

NGC7000

North America-nebula

20:58,8

44,33

CYG

diff. Nebula

5,0

++

+

o

1,3°

NGC7023

Iris nebula

21 :00,1

68,17

CEP

reflection nebula

7,1

o

o

-

NGC7009

Saturn nebula

21:04,2

-11,37

AQR

plan. Nebula

8,0

+

+

-

0,4’

NGC7027

 

21:07,1

42,23

CYG

plan. Nebula

8,5

++

++

-

0,3’

Abell 77

 

21:32,2

55,53

CEP

plan. Nebula

14,0

+

+

-

67x50“

Abell 78

 

21:35,5

31,42

CYG

plan. Nebula

13,4

+

o

-

113x88”

IC1396

 

21:36,0

57,50

CEP

diff. Nebula

 

+

-

-

30x25’

NGC7129

 

21 :42,8

66,10

CEP

reflection nebula

13,0

+

+

-

IC5146

Cocoon nebula

21:53,5

47,27

CYG

diff. Nebula

10,0

+

-

+

12’

Sh 2-132

 

22:18,7

56,13

CEP

diff. Nebula

 

+

++

o

30x20’

NGC7293

Helix nebula

22:29,6

-20,80

AQR

plan. Nebula

7,3

+

++

-

12’

Sh 2-155

 

22:56,8

62,62

CEP

diff. Nebula

 

-

-

-

50x30’

NGC7538

 

23 :13,5

61,52

CEP

diff. Nebula

10,0

+

+

-

10x5’

Sh 2-157

 

23 :16,1

60,03

CAS

diff. Nebula

 

+

+

o

60x50’

NGC7635

Bubble nebula

23 :20,7

61,20

CAS

diff. Nebula

 

+

++

-

15x8’

NGC7662

Blue Snowball

23:25,9

42,53

AND

plan. Nebula

8,3

+

+

-

0,5’

 

 

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