Combination of 10, 3 minute exposures using an H-alpha filter.
SBIG ST-8XE CCD. 35mm Nikon lens at f/4.

The Milky Way in Vulpecula is quite dim compared to the regions both north and south of it. Part of the reason for this is dark nebulae obscuring our view in that direction. There are only a few emission nebulae to be found here and they are mostly rather dim. The most spectacular object in Vulpecula is the planetary nebula M 27 the Dumbell Nebula. Unfortunately this object is just out of the field in the above image. Some of the nebulae that are in the field are indicated below.

Number Name R.A. Dec
1 NGC 6820 19 45 23 15 Image
2 Sharpless 2-88 19 45 25 20
3 No designation found 19 45 27 50
4 Sharpless 2-101 20 00 35 21
5 NGC 6888 The Cresent Nebula 20 12 38 23 Image

One thing that surprised me was that the large patch of nebulosity between Sharpless 2-101 and NGC 6888 does not appear to have a designation. A few of the brighter parts are designated, such as Sharpless 2-104 and Ced 174, but I could not find anything for the main mass.