2012 12 13 – NGC 7027 / PK 34-3.1

20121213-ngc7027

Planetary nebula type 3a in Cygnus, 21h 07m 01.69s, +42º 14’10ʺ, 18ʺx10ʺ object size, 8.5 visual magnitude. Discovered by Jean Marie Edouard Stephan in 1878.

This planetary is small but fairly bright and easy to spot. It’s located in the northwest region of Cygnus, using Xi Cygni and Nu Cygni as reference points for star hopping. There’s a hint of bluish color and it appeared soft and slightly elongated NW-SE.

Eyepiece sketch on white photocopy paper with black super-fine felt tipped pen for and #2 pencil, blending stump for the nebulosity. Template is available at https://pcwobservatory.com/2012/11/09/general-observing-form/.

Related links:
http://www.ngcicproject.org/dss/dss_n7000.asp

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~ by Erika Rix on December 13, 2012.

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