Thanks for sharing this image and information. My field of view is not large enough to find this one, and I did not know it existed. I have to wonder how people confirmed it was a PN - from emission wavelengths, I guess? Is that bright star actually the central star that produced the PN? It really does look like yet another patch of H-alpha.
That’s a really nice capture. I like the colour combination as well.
If you look up the object on SIMBAD you will find a list of all the papers that reference this object. Some will just have included it as part of a survey, some may have actually studied it. You might find more info on the central star.
It’s nice to see others taking images of obscure PNe 😀
Thanks Ian! So your and Ron's comment regarding the central "star" got me thinking more about this. When I saw the few other images of this, also captured in combined narrowband and broadband, it certainly had a star like appearance in terms of brightness / sharpness and color, which was distinct from the nebula and more like other typical stars in the field:
So I began to wonder why the central star in my image had a muted appearance (though Josh Smith's example above was a bit similar) with the same color as the nebular structure. When I look back at this, on my linearly scaled but otherwise unprocessed luminance and Ha stacks, the star is very prominent in Ha and barely present in luminance as, and opposite in every other star in the field where as expected the luminance stars are more prominent. A crop of these stacks are attached below.
And an excellent discovery paper describes a small Ha core of 3.6":
So I believe that in fact we are not looking at a central star, or at least it is hidden beneath the Ha core. I can't explain why other's images suggest otherwise.