PK 184+4.1 (Kohoutek 3-71) Planetary Nebula in Gemini

Located at: RA 06 hours 13 minutes 55 seconds, Dec +26 degrees 52 minutes 57 seconds

Size: 3.0" Magnitude: 18.1 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, 141 minutes (141 x 1.0 minute {60 seconds} subs), 01/25/2018; seeing 2.7-4.4 per CCDStack


CCDStack 2.94.6355.18107, Photoshop CS5.1


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


Still looking for one or two night objects, away from the moon, to image between the high clouds. Started this small planetary with 30 second subs, but couldn't really see the object ...finally settled on 60 second subs ... This is among the smallest planetary I have imaged that is (barely) recognizable from a star (see crop).

View 200% crop.

See the CDS image/data.