Planetary nebula NGC7008 in Cygnus

(RA 21h 00.6m , Dec. +5433', mag. 10.7, 83 arcsec.)

This bright oval planetary is located near Cygnus / Cepheus border in a region devoid of any bright stars. One way to track it down is to star-hop about 715' SW from m Cephei (see finder chart below).

The above image was taken on October 8, 2001 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Cookbook 245 LDC CCD camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 f6.3 telescope autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC camera on a piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. It is composed of white integrations (9 x 240 sec.) as well as cyan, magenta and yellow-filtered integrations (5 x 240 sec. each) combined with AIP4WIN. Corel PhotoPaint 8 was then used to adjust the above image in Lab color space.

North is to the left.

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

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