IC4997 Planetary Nebula in Sagitta

(RA 20h 20.2m , Dec. +1645', 10.9 mag., 2 arcsec.)

This starlike planetary is visible 320' SSE of h Sagittae (see finder chart below).

The above image was obtained on July 19, 2003 from Harrowsmith, Ontario with self-guiding Cookbook 245/211 CCD camera on a Celestron Ultima 8 f10 SCT. Seven white images (30 sec. each) were processed using AIP4WIN. The nebula corresponds to the bright "star" at the center.

North is toward the upper left corner.

Map created in Guide 7.0 - 745' x 10. North is up.

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