IC 2165 (PK 221-12.1) Planetary Nebula in Canis Major

Located at: RA 06 hours 21 minutes 43 seconds, Dec -12 degrees 59 minutes 14 seconds

Size: 9.0" Magnitude: 12.9 photographic Class: 3b

North is up

West to the right


 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector


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


Lumicon Red filter, 18.33 minutes (110 x 0.167 minute {10 seconds} subs), 03/28/2014; seeing 2.0-2.4* FWHM per CCDStack


CCDStack 2.77.5159.19820, Photoshop CS5.1


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

Notes: In keeping with recent weather realities (see J 900), still imaging objects I can complete in one evening.

* I tried several difference processing sets with this one ... I took a total of 250 10-second subs, and tried two different techniques. The FWHM range for all 250 subs was 2.0 to 3.5 arc seconds. For this image, I used only the subs ranging from 2.0 to 2.4 arc seconds, a total of 110 subs out out 250. I also tried using all 250 subs (and deconvolving a little more than this one), but this one is a little sharper.

View 200% crop.

From the NGC / IC Project:

NO Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for IC 2165 ... Contemporary/Current Data for IC 2165 lists the size as 9"x7"