Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: PK 53+3.1 (Abell 59)Other name: Abell 59
RA: 19h 18.7m DEC: +19° 34'
Constellation: SGE
Type: Planetary nebula
Magnitude: 17.2
Size: 94'' x 80''
Classification: 3b
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Haakanala, Rautjärvi, Finland
Date: 19/20.8.2010 1:10
Instrument: Newton 457/2280 mm
Magnification: 326xFilter: UHC
Field: 15'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 7
Visuality: VHeight: 40°
Weather: +7°C, astronomical twilight
Description: A faint arc-like nebula with an UHC and averted vision. The bright stars nearby made observation challenging. Stars have been drawn without the filter.
Updated: 28.9.2010 20:09