Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: IC 2149Other name: PK 166+10.1
RA: 5h 56.4m DEC: +46° 6'
Constellation: AUR
Type: Planetary nebula
Magnitude: 10
Size: 12'' x 6''
Brightest star: 11.3
Classification: 3b(2)
Description: S,vB
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 8/9.3.2005 21:20
Instrument: Newton 406/1830 mm
Magnification: 487xFilter: -
Field: 6'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 3NE lim mag: 6.1
Visuality: IHeight: 64°
Weather: -11°C, strong wind, northern lights
Description: IC 2149 is clearly elongated in W-E direction, egg-shaped. Very high surface brightness, but it needs 100x to be identified as a planetary nebula. The central star was easily visible inside the nebula. Slight bluish colour.
Updated: 1.4.2005 17:57