Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: IC 2003Other name: PK 161-14.1
RA: 3h 56.4m DEC: +33° 53'
Constellation: PER
Type: Planetary nebula
Magnitude: 12.6
Size: 7''
Surface brightness: 7.4
Brightest star: 15.3
Classification: 2
Description: pB,eS,lE ns,*13 n 4",*12 sp 18"
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 4/5.12.2005 21:33
Instrument: Newton 457/2280 mm
Magnification: 618xFilter: -
Field: 5'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 3NE lim mag: 6.4
Visuality: IHeight: 58°
Weather: -10°C
Description: Quite small but very bright planetary nebula in Perseus. Stellar at low powers but at 618x there are some details on view. A clearly brighter crescent-shaped area in SE quadrant, annular? A 13th mag star on the West-side. The planetary is stellar or overexposed disk in every photo I've seen so it would be nice to see other observations of this.
Updated: 22.12.2005 11:42