IC 289 (PK 138+2.1, Hubble 1) Planetary Nebula in Cassiopeia

Located at: RA 03 hours 10 minutes 20 seconds, Dec +61 degrees 19 minutes 01 seconds

Size: 48" Magnitude: 12.3 photographic Class: 4+2

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

  ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c & -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 900 minutes  (90 x 10 minute subs), 10/18/19 & 11/2/2013; seeing 3.2-4.5 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: I'm posting this for now ... but I'm not sure about the background of this field. The first 65 subs were imaged with an almost full Moon up, and my neighbor's lamp shinning into the tube during the early part of the sequence. IC 289 is about 1.5 to 2 degrees north of a couple of Bright Nebulae (SH2-202 & LBN 667), and about 1.2 degrees NNE of IC 1871 (a dusty region of the sky). The last 36 subs were taken in a dark sky, and were used as the primary reference for the the 90 subs I ended up using in CCDStack.

View 200% crop.

From the NGC / IC Project:

No Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for IC 289 ... Contemporary/Current Data for IC 289 lists the size as 42"x28"