IC 2149 (PK 166+10.1) Planetary Nebula in Auriga

Located at: RA 05 hours 56 minutes 24 seconds, Dec +46 degrees 06 minutes 15 seconds

Size: 34" x 29" (15" x 10") Magnitude: 11.2 photographic Class: 3b+2

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, 115 minutes (115 x 1 minute {60 seconds} subs), 12/12/2013; seeing 3.6-6.0 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: While trying to finish IC 356, I tried imaging this small planetary in Auriga. Seeing was poor in the gusty off-shore winds.

This is another planetary nebula that has a larger listed size that includes faint extensions ... My image tries to capture the 'inner detail' (while loosing the fainter extensions) that is more in line with the listed size from the NGC / IC Project.

View 200% crop.

From the NGC / IC Project:

NO Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for IC 2149 ... Contemporary/Current Data for IC 2149 lists the size as 15"x10"