PK 65-3.1 (Wein 1-9) Planetary Nebula in Vulpecula

Located at: RA 20 hours 09 minutes 05 seconds, Dec +26 degrees 26 minutes 55 seconds

Size: 24" Magnitude: -- 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, 850 minutes (85 x 10 minute subs), 09/21/22/23/25/29/2016; seeing 2.6-6.8 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.93.6093.26774, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes:

I wanted to capture this nice (but faint) planetary nebula after the moon left the southern skies ... Unfortunately, the off-shore winds started to effect the area during the first night's imaging. Got two more nights (25 & 29) in of so-so seeing. Of the the 108 subs, several were over 6 seconds seeing, the vast majority between 3.5-5.8 seconds (only four were under 3 seconds, hence the 2.6 in the range). About the best I can do for this year,  with the seeing we have had ...

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