NGC 6852 (PK 42-14.1) Planetary Nebula in Aquila

Located at: RA 20 hours 00 minutes 39 seconds, Dec +01 degrees 43 minutes 41 seconds

Size: 28" Magnitude: 12.8 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 & -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 500 minutes (50 x 10 minute subs), 09/26/27/28/2013; 4.0-5.0 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: The seeing has been rather poor lately, as we are beginning to get in the season of "wind events" (Off-shore, or Santa Ana's).

View 200% crop.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 6852
NGC 6852 = PK 42-14.1 = PN G042.5-14.5
20 00 39.1 +01 43 41
V = 12.9;  Size 28"

17.5": moderately bright, fairly small, slightly elongated NW-SE, no annularity 
noted.  A mag 13.5 star is 34" WNW and a mag 14.5 star is 23" SE of center.  
Located 4.6' ENE of mag 7.5 SAO 125338.  Estimate V = 12.5.

13": moderately bright, slightly elongated NW-SE, diffuse, no structure.  Two 
stars are off NW edge about 40" and a faint star is at the SSE edge.  Located 5' 
NE of a mag 8 star.

- by Steve Gottlieb