Small Summer Planetaries
Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:10 AM
I've drafted up a challenging list of planetaries for this summer with Sasa's help. Some we have seen, others have not yet been seen. Some are easy and done are very very challenging. I've tried to keep the magnitudes maxing around 12.5v so with a UHC, OIII or Hbeta they can still be had from less than optimal sky's.
If anyone wants to add to the list it'd be great.
List: Small Bright planetarys Summer
NGC 6891 Planetary Nebula in Delphinus
NGC 7027 Planetary Nebula in Cygnus
Blue Flash Nebula - NGC 6905 Planetary Nebula in Delphinus
Blinking Planetary Nebula - NGC 6826 Planetary Nebula in Cygnus
NGC 6210 Planetary Nebula in Hercules
IC 4593 Planetary Nebula in Hercules
Little Gem Nebula - NGC 6818 Planetary Nebula in Sagittarius
Saturn Nebula - NGC 7009 Planetary Nebula in Aquarius
NGC 6572 Planetary Nebula in Ophiuchus
NGC 6886 Planetary Nebula in Sagitta
Vyssotsky 1-2 Planetary Nebula in Hercules
Henize 2-327 planetary in Sagitarius
ARO 11 Campbells Hydrogen Star, Planetary Nebula in Cygnus
UGC 11668 Egg Nebula listed as Galaxy in Cygnus in Sky Safari
Footprint Nebula - M 1-92 Bright Nebula in Cygnus
Humason 1-2 Planetary Nebula in Cygnus
NGC 6778 Planetary Nebula in Aquila
NGC 6884 Planetary Nebula in Cygnus
NGC 7026 Planetary Nebula in Cygnus
IC 3568 Planetary Nebula in Camelopardalis
Box Nebula - NGC 6309 Planetary Nebula in Ophiuchus
NGC 6369 Planetary Nebula in Ophiuchus
Phantom Streak - NGC 6741 Planetary Nebula in Aquila
NGC 6803 Planetary Nebula in Aquila
IC 5117 Planetary Nebula in Cygnus
IC 5217 Planetary Nebula in Lacerta
PK38+12.1 planetary in Ophiuchus 12.5v to 13.5v depending on source
NGC 6781 Aquila
NGC 6790. Aquila
NGC 6543 Draco
Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:46 AM
Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:32 AM
This planetary was first discovered by Minkowski in 1947, so the discovery name is M 2-24. The position is 18 02 02.9 -34 27 47, if others want to take a look and compare. I'd suggest blinking with an OIII or narrowband filter as the size is quite small.
Posted 05 July 2013 - 11:13 AM
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:24 PM
IC 1295 is interesting; I've seen it from the Cincinnati suburbs in an 8" SCT with a UHC filter, yet some reports consider it difficult with similar gear in rural skies.
Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:29 PM
Posted 05 July 2013 - 02:07 PM
In a reply to a recent post of mine, you mentioned the bright planetary NGC6543 in Draco, the "Cat's Eye Nebula". It is an easy one, as I was able to pick it up yesterday. It is well placed for summer viewing.
Posted 05 July 2013 - 02:41 PM
Aatt: I looked on Safari and the magnitude is omitted - not a good sign!!! I'm thinking it may be incredibly small and very very faint. More over Safari lists it as a multiple star, not a planetary. Hers a link with a graphic - I think its non nebulous. However Burnhams sais: 14th magnitude 17 mag central star, 80x60". Hmmm.
Kid Orion: NGC40 and NGC7139 are great. The other is farther south than I look for seeing reasons but its a nice call.
Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:33 PM
I am working on this list right now. Question-in Scutum I think it is IC 1298 right next (or in) globular NCG6712. I had a broad band on and cranked it to 190x. I could not pick that thing out. I stared and swatted at mosquitoes and searched and stared and swatted at mosquitoes to no avail. Is this one that requires even higher mag or must have an OIII? Any tips?
IC 1295 is the planetary nebula in the vicinity of NGC 6712. Using a narrowband or OIII filter will make it much easier to see.
Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:56 PM
It's a great list of small planetaries, for sure, but I wouldn't call most of them challenging. At least, *I* wouldn't... Most are very bright, mag 8 - 9.
I would call the list "the best small summer planetaries". I've seen many of them in my 63mm, as you may know.
Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:50 PM
Posted 06 July 2013 - 01:01 PM
Thanks for posting!
Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:04 PM
Posted 07 July 2013 - 12:40 AM
Note to self... spend less time at PC, more time observing...
Posted 07 July 2013 - 08:30 AM
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Posted 07 July 2013 - 07:40 PM
The really small stuff does best on steadier nights even if its not the clearest of all.
Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:04 AM
All of the constellations listed seem to be best viewed in the summer time, except for IC 3568 Planetary Nebula in Camelopardalis and it is close to Polaris, so still viewable. Remember that NGC numbers increase with Right Ascension so if your view of the sky is limited, start observing with the lowest numbered object in the area of sky that you can see and view them as they rotate into view. First find all of them on your atlas before trying to view them, it makes finding a logical order easier. I think when you do this you will see that almost all of them can be viewed in the evening.
...What's the best way to plan them out? some of them aren't coming up at reasonable hours. . .Like the egg for example I defiantly have that on my must see list. is there something you guys use that helps you plan the best times to view them?
P.S., This is up at a very reasonable time now. CRL2688 = PK 80-6.1 = IV ZW 67 = UGC 11668 = the "Egg Nebula". It is located within Cygnus at R.A.= 21h 02.3m; Dec.= +36d 42m