Frosty Leo (IRAS 09371+1212) Planetary Nebula* in Leo

Located at: RA 09 hours 39 minutes 54 seconds, Dec +11 degrees 58 minutes 52 seconds

Size: ~30" Magnitude: -- Class: --

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

  ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 16.67 minutes (100 x 0.167 minute {10 seconds} subs), 04/17/2014; seeing 2.2-2.7* FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.77.5159.19820, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes:* I ran across this strange little objects years ago (about 1973), but never got around to imaging it with film. As with IC 2165, I used the best seeing in 100 out of 200 subs exposures.

View 200% crop.

This appears to be a proto-planetary nebula. See the CDS image / data.