Image of the day

Captured by
Alexander DiNota

IC5070 Pelican Nebula

My Account

New to Astromart?

Register an account...

Need Help?

Object of February 3rd: NGC1931

Started by Inge_S, 02/03/2011 02:13PM
Posted 02/03/2011 02:13PM Opening Post
NGC1931 is a small, but very bright diffuse nebula in Auriga. Anyone making a spacewalk between the three great Messier clusters in Auriga (M37, M36 and M38) may detect it as a glowing cloud, not very far from M38. I have sometimes overlooked it, not due to faintness, but because it is so small. It is bright enough to be seen in a very small telescope. According to my sources it si a combination between an emission and a reflection nebula. I don't find it useful to apply a filter on this nebula, but it is a good idea to play around with different magnification. In the centre of NGC1931 is a triple star with 9th magnitude components.