Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 2452 & NGC 2453Other name: PK 243-1.1
RA: 7h 47.4m DEC: -27° 20'
Constellation: PUP
Type: Planetary nebula
Magnitude: 12.6
Size: 22'' x 16''
Surface brightness: 9.4
Brightest star: 17.5
Classification: 4(3)
Description: F,S,lE,am 60*
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: La Cogolla, Gran Canary, Spain
Date: 31/1.2.2005 23:45
Instrument: Newton 110/805 mm
Magnification: 107xFilter: -
Field: 28'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 6.4
Visuality: IIIHeight: 33°
Weather: +10°C, windy
Description: NGC 2452 is a small round planetary nebula in the middle of the field. It was clearly visible with averted vision. NGC 2453 is a small and quite compact open cluster. It appears as a glowball which contains few faint stars.
Updated: 2.3.2005 17:07