NGC 6886 (PK 60-7.2) Planetary Nebula in Sagitta

Located at: RA 20 hours 12 minutes 43 seconds, Dec +19 degrees 59 minutes 20 seconds

Size: 6.0" Magnitude: 12.2 photographic Class: 2+3

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -10c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter,  8.33 minutes (100 x 0.083 minute {5 seconds} subs), 10/13/2014; seeing 1.9-2.6 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.84.5400.22239, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes: Due to weather uncertainties, I tried imaging several small planetary nebulae that I could complete in one night in and around Aquila while the moon was down ... See the CDS image/data.

See 200% crop.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 6886
NGC 6886 = PK 60-7.2 = PN G060.1-07.7
20 12 42.8 +19 59 23
V = 11.4;  Size 9"

17.5" (11/6/99): this compact planetary was easily identified by blinking at 
100x using an OIII filter as a "soft" mag 11 star.  A small disc <10" diameter 
is visible at  220x without filter.  Situated at the NW vertex of a small 
isosceles triangle with a mag 11 star 0.8' SSE and a mag 10 star 1.6' E.  The 
nearer star is double with a faint companion close north.  N6886 is clearly non-
stellar at 280x-380x and slightly oval.

13": fairly bright, very small, just non-stellar at 166x.  At 415x, easily 
visible small disc elongated ~E-W.  Forms the NW vertex of a thin isosceles 
triangle with a mag 10.5 star 45" SSE and a mag 10 star 1.5' E.  These two 
brighter stars form a parallelogram with two mag 12 stars to the SE with sides 
of 1' and 1.5'.

- by Steve Gottlieb