IC 1454 (PK 117+18.1, Abell 81) Planetary Nebula in Cepheus

Located at: RA 22 hours 42 minutes 25 seconds, Dec +80 degrees 26 minutes 28 seconds

Size: 32" Magnitude: 14.8 photographic Class: 4

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 910 minutes (91 x 10 minute subs), 08/21/22/23/24/2013; seeing 2.8-3.4 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.75.4973.15338, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes: Finished imaging Cygnus & Cepheus Planetary Nebulae in July and August ... This object is so close to the pole that it did not change altitude very much during the four nights I imaged it.

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From the NGC / IC Project:

NO Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for IC 1454 ... The NGC / IC Project has almost no visual observations of IC objects ... Contemporary/Current Data for IC 1454 lists the size as 34"

CDS data from Simbad