PK 217+2.1 (Steph 3-1) Planetary Nebula in Monoceros

Located at: RA 07 hours 06 minutes 51 seconds, Dec -03 degrees 05 minutes 10 seconds

Size: 15" Magnitude: 14.1 photographic Class: --

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 137.5 minutes (55 x 2.5 minute {150 seconds} subs), 03/11/2015; seeing 2.6-4.0 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.87.5531.19367, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes: Still trying to take advantage of the moon's absence from the southern skies. As with most of this year's rainy season, not much rain, but lots of high clouds. I found this 'one night', small planetary in Monoceros, to image in a break in the clouds.

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