Going Deep: Delphinus

Not poisonous

Approximately a dozen 9th- to 12th-magnitude stars make up French 1, also known as "The Toadstool," in Delphinus. Click on the image to see a larger view.
POSS-II / STScII / CalTech / Palomar Observatory; S&T

In the October 2015 issue, Sky & Telescope contributing editor Ken Hewitt-White provided some tips for "going deep" in the area of NGC 7006 in the constellation Delphinus. Here we offer a few additional images to help you navigate the region. We're also showing downloadable tables of the target objects for printing and/or uploading to your planetarium program.

Click here to download the October 2015 Going Deep object table as .pdf.

Click here to download the October 2015 Going Deep object table as an Excel file.

Above is a POSS-II photo showing the shape of the asterism French 1, also known as "The Toadstool," found in eastern Delphinus. The galaxy NGC 7025 (RA 21h 2.9m, Dec +16° 20′) rests on the eastern edge of asterism. Click on the image for larger view.

Below are two SDSS-III images (provided by the on-going Sloan Digital Sky Survey). The first deep-sky image shows the spiral galaxy NGC 7003 and the surrounding star field. The vibrant red star southwest of NGC 7003 is TYC 1652-1953-1 (USNO-A2 1050-19036692).

The second image shows the globular cluster NGC 7006. Also marked are two nearby galaxies, PGC 65907 and PGC 1501723. This pair of galaxies marks the northern corners of the quadrilateral described by Hewitt-White in the article.

Faint fuzzy

Spiral galaxy NGC 7003 in Delphinus. Click on the image for a larger version.
SDSS-III

Bright globular, dim galaxies

Globular cluster NGC 7006. Also marked are two galaxies that share the same field of view, PGC 65907 and PGC 1501723.
SDSS-III