PK 178-2.1 (Kohoutek 3-68) Planetary Nebula in Auriga

Located at: RA 05 hours 31 minutes 36 seconds, Dec +28 degrees 58 minutes 39 seconds

Size: 10" Magnitude: 16.1 photographic Class: --

North is up

West to the right


 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector


 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -25c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56


Lumicon Red filter, 700 minutes (70 x 10 minute subs), 01/12/13/15/2016; seeing 2.6-3.9 per CCDStack


CCDStack 2.90.5589.16047, Photoshop CS5.1


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


I image this little planetary just before Teutsch 2 ... still imaging around the clouds, as currently most systems are going to our north (good for Sierra snowpack), but we are getting little rain.

View 200% crop.

See the CDS image/data.