PK 40-0.1 (Abell 53) Planetary Nebula in Aquila

Located at: RA 18 hours 58 minutes 11 seconds, Dec +01 degrees 36 minutes 55 seconds

Size: 31" Magnitude: 16.9 photographic Class: 4

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, 610 minutes (61 x 10 minute subs), 09/2/3/4/2016; seeing 2.3-4.5 FWHM per CCDStack


CCDStack 2.92.6001.26126, Photoshop CS5.1


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

Notes:* This is my last image in my south for this month, as the moon will begin to interfere ... This planetary is fairly bright for an Abell designation, and this field contains a open cluster that is not in my software (Megastar v5.0.14). The cluster is at the extreme southeast corner (lower left) of the frame, and is listed in the CDS as Juchert 3 (@ 19h 07m 33s, +06h 17m 10s).

View 200% crop of PK 40-0.1. See the CDS image/data.