PK 13+32.1 (Shane 1) Planetary Nebula in Serpens Caput

Located at: RA 16 hours 21 minutes 05 seconds, Dec -00 degrees 16 minutes 12 seconds

Size: 6.0" Magnitude: 12.8 photographic Class: --

North is up

West to the right


 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector


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


Lumicon Red filter, 37.5 minutes (150 x 0.25 minute {15 seconds} subs), 05/31/2017; seeing 2.8-3.8 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing: CCDStack 2.94.6355.18107, Photoshop CS5.1

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

Notes: Another one night imaging run before moving to the northeast to keep away from the moon (for NGC 6654). This little planetary is so small, with such a high surface brightness, it basically looks like a star, even with this short (total) exposure ... View 200% crop.

See the CDS image/data.