New PN? KN J1814-3955

I recently visited fellow observer/sketcher Jimi Lowrey for the weekend near Ft. Davis, TX. During my stay, we observed a possible new planetary nebula that came to his attention through contact with Matthias Kronber. Please see the link to his thread in the Deep Sky Forum: New PN? KN J1814-3955. This object is located in Corona Australis and was very obvious through Jimi’s 48″ f/4 reflector using an NPB filter. I haven’t attempted it yet with my 16″ reflector but plan to do so on the next clear, Moonless night.

The object appeared as a small circular fuzzy patch in a chain of three stars running NNW to SSE. I’m very much looking forward to hearing the results concerning its planetary nebula status in the upcoming months.

20130610-KNJ

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~ by Erika Rix on June 14, 2013.

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