NGC 7354 (PK 107+2.1) Planetary Nebula in Cepheus

Located at: RA 22 hours 40 minutes 20 seconds, Dec +61 degrees 17 minutes 06 seconds

Size: 36" Magnitude: 12.9 photographic Class: 4+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, 205 minutes (82 x 2.5 minute {150 seconds} subs), 08/20/2013; seeing 2.8-3.7 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: Continuing imaging Cygnus & Cepheus Planetary Nebulae into the end of August. Another high surface brightness planetary ...

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From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 7354
NGC 7354 = PK 107+2.1 = PN G107.8+02.3
22 40 19.9 +61 17 07
V = 12.2;  Size 28"x20"

18" (8/17/04): at 225x, moderately bright, fairly small, ~30" diameter.  A mag 
14 star is just of the SW edge with a mag 14.5 star a bit further west.  At 435x 
appears slightly brighter along portions of the rim, particularly along the SE 
side.

17.5" (11/6/99): a fairly bright, 25" disc is visible at 100x with one or two 
stars very close.  At 280x, the PN is slightly elongated E-W, ~25"x20".  A mag 
14 star is close off the SW edge, 30" from center and a mag 14.5 star is 0.6' 
due W.  At 380x, a mag 15-15.5 star is 0.6' WNW and the surface brightness is 
noticeably irregular with hints of brighter areas.

13" (7/12/86): fairly bright, fairly small, slightly elongated.  A mag 14 star 
is just off the SW edge.  Pretty with a UHC filter at 166x, estimate V = 12.0.  
Takes high power without a filter.

8": faint, small, round, but easily visible at 100x or higher and takes 200x. 
Very faint star is at the SW edge.

- by Steve Gottlieb