PK 133-8.1 (Minkowski 1-2) Planetary Nebula in Perseus

Located at: RA 01 hours 58 minutes 50 seconds, Dec +52 degrees 53 minutes 47 seconds

Size: 18" Magnitude: 14.9 photographic Class: 1

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, 16.67 minutes (100 x 0.167 minute {10 seconds} subs), 12/6/20014; seeing 2.6-3.5 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: This December is starting out rainy (good), and cloudy (not so good for imaging) ... Had one night between clouds, with so so seeing, and imaged two small Planetary Nebulae. See PK 147+4.1.

PK 133-8.1 is listed as 18 arc seconds in size, but looks stellar in my image (and online images). Similar in appearance to PK 45-2.1.

The CDS data query for PK 133-8.1 returns V* V 471 Per (Eclipsing binary!).

View 200% crop (object marked).

See the CDS image/data.