Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 2242Other name: ZWG 204. 5
RA: 6h 34.1m DEC: +44° 47'
Constellation: AUR
Type: Planetary nebula
Magnitude: 14.5
Size: 22''
Surface brightness: 13
Brightest star: 17.6
Classification: 2
Description: eeF,vS,R,F* nf
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 9/10.3.2005 21:25
Instrument: Newton 406/1830 mm
Magnification: 487xFilter: UHC
Field: 6'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 3NE lim mag: 6.3
Visuality: IIIHeight: 66°
Weather: -15°C, strong northern wind
Description: Very faint planetary nebula in Auriga. It took a long time to see any details. The nebula is 3:2 elongated in NE-SW direction, the center is somewhat brighter but I didn't see a central star. Both heads are also a little bit brighter. An UHC filter improves a contrast.
Updated: 27.3.2005 13:13