NGC6979 - Pickering's Triangle

Credits: Michael S Adler

Pickerings Triangle is part of the Veil Nebula complex. It was discovered photographically in 1904 by Williamina Fleming
(after the NGC was published), but credit went to Edward Charles Pickering, the director of her observatory, as was the custom of the day.

Facts about Pickering's Triangle by Keith Turnecliff

Pickering's Triangle has no NGC number, though NGC6979 is occasionally used to refer to it.

This star chart represents a view from Long Itchington for mid September at 10pm.
Credits: Image courtesy of Starry Night Pro Plus 8, researched and implemented by Keith Turnecliff.