Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: PK 254+5.1Other name: M3- 6
RA: 8h 40.7m DEC: -32° 23'
Constellation: PYX
Type: Planetary nebula
Magnitude: 11
Size: 11'' x 6''
Surface brightness: 6.5
Classification: 2a
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Pico de la Nieve (1900 m), La Palma, Spain
Date: 30/31.3.2008 0:00
Instrument: Newton 110/805 mm
Magnification: 115xFilter: -
Field: 43'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 7.2
Visuality: IVHeight: 24°
Weather: +7°C, windy
Description: A pretty small planetary nebula. There is only a faint and round disk around the brighter center with averted vision.
Updated: 2.8.2008 23:12