An example of a planetary nebula embedded in an open cluster. Both share the same NGC number with the "A" to describe one or the other. This pair, if not located so far South (-36 40) in the little observed constellation of Pyxis, would be better known.
I managed to view these objects with some difficulty between some trees as far against my fence as I could get. The faint sparse cluster is just discernible as such but the presence of the planetary makes it a worthwhile target. The planetary was a fairly bright glow and seemed to have a very subtle green color although I'm not sure about that.
Although not as good as M46 with its planetary NGC 2438, the faint background sparkle of the cluster make a nice backdrop for the planetary. Indeed this cluster/planetary combo may actually be associated.
Edited by SteelStar, 27 March 2017 - 05:43 PM.