Although the Little Fox is rather inconspicuous, it contains nevertheless many beautiful and interesting objects for all instruments. However, the first pulsar ever discovered remains invisible in binoculars.
The Dumbbell Nebula M 27 is one of the most beautiful and largest planetary nebula. Even in smaller binoculars it appears as small and unobtrusive rectangular patch of light. The 7.3m bright nebula is 22 arc minutes south of the 5.7m bright 14 Vulpeculae and 3.3° north of the 3.5m bright γ Vulpeculae, which you can use as a starting point for star hopping. The approximately 1,000 light-years away Dumbbell Nebula is one of the oldest planetary nebulae – It was formed 48,000 years ago. It has a diameter of 8 x 5 arcmin, which corresponds to at least 1.2 light-years.
The Coathanger (Collinder 399) is one of the most beautiful asterisms or star patterns. Under ideal conditions, its brightest stars are barely visible to the naked eye – but usually you need binoculars. From an almost straight, 100 arcmin long chain of stars of seventh and eighth magnitude branches a 45 arcmin large hook, so you can easily get the impression of a coat hanger. It is easy to find being 8° south of Albireo.