NGC 6842 (PK 65+0.1, Sh2-95, LBN 19) Planetary Nebula in Vulpecula   

Located at: RA 19 hours 55 minutes 02 seconds, Dec +29 degrees 17 minutes 17 seconds

Size: 57" Magnitude: 13.6 photographic Class: 3b

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, 660 minutes (66 x 10 minute subs), 07/15/16/17/2015; seeing 2.7-3.8 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.90.5589.16047, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes:

This is one very faint (photographic) NGC object!

View 200% crop.

From the NGC/IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 6842
NGC 6842 = PK 65+0.1 = Sh 2-95 = LBN 149 = PN G065.9+00.5
19 55 02.2 +29 17 21
V = 13.5;  Size 57"

17.5" (8/7/91): fairly bright, moderately large, irregularly round, soft edges.  
A very faint mag 15.5 central star is visible and a second extremely faint mag 
15.5-16.0 star is near the central star.  Several stars are at the edges 
including a mag 15 star at the NE edge and two mag 13 stars just off the E side.  
Appears brighter around the central star.

13": at 62x and OIII filter appears moderately bright, moderately large, 
estimate V = 13.0.  A mag 14.5 star is off the E edge.  N6834 lies 38' WNW.

8": extremely faint, fairly small, diffuse.  Located in a rich star field.

- by Steve Gottlieb
Historical Research Notes / Correction for NGC 6842
NGC 6842.  Is this possibly NGC 6847 (which see)?  Probably not, but it is a
possibility. - Dr. Harold G. Corwin, Jr.