Planetary Nebula PK164+31.1 in Lynx


This is a very large and very faint (12 mag.) planetary nebula. Two brighter lobes can be noticed in a 10 inch and larger scopes 230' NW of 27 Lyncis (see finder chart below). Compare its appearance to Helix Nebula and M27 planetaries.

The above image was acquired on December 2, 2000 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Cookbook 245 LDC CCD camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 f3.0 telescope autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC camera on a piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. It is composed of ten white integrations (240 sec. each) as well as cyan, magenta and yellow-filtered exposures (3 x 240 sec. each) combined with AIP4WIN. The color image was then adjusted in Lab color space using Corel PhotoPaint 8.

North is to the right.


The image below was taken on March 6, 1999 from Sooke, BC. 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 ten white integrations (600 sec. each) combined with AIP4WIN.

North is to the right.


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


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