PK 10+18.2  (Minkowski 2-9) Planetary Nebula in Ophiuchus

Located at: RA 17 hours 05 minutes 38 seconds, Dec -10 degrees 08 minutes 32 seconds

Size: 20" x 50" Magnitude: 13.2 IR Class: ?+6

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 73.5 minutes (98 x 0.75 minute {45 seconds} subs), 07/3/2016; seeing 2.9-4.2 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.92.6001.26126, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes: Still trying to image in the south, until the moon invades this part of the sky ... This interesting little planetary nebula is listed in the CDS as the "Twin Jet", and "Butterfly" Nebula, among others.

View 200% crop.

See the CDS SERC/I/DSS2 image/data.