PK 144-15.1 (Abell 4, ARO 205) Planetary Nebula in Perseus

Located at: RA 02 hours 45 minutes 24 seconds, Dec +42 degrees 33 minutes 03 seconds

Size: 20" Magnitude: 16.7 photographic Class: 3b

North is up

West to the right


 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector


  ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56


Lumicon Red filter, 850 minutes (85 x 10 minute subs), 11/07/10/11/2017; seeing 2.3-4.2 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: Imaged this planetary around (and through) cirrus streaming in from the southwest. The planetary nebula is located about 38 minutes ESE from the center of M 34, and is about 6.2 degrees west of the Galaxy Cluster AGC 426. There are many small galaxies in this area.

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See the CDS image/data.