Blue Planetary

NGC 3918
NGC 3918

Hi ASOD. I’m from Lincoln, Argentina.

Blue Planetary is a Planetary Nebula in the constellation “Centauro”.

Object Name: NGC 3918/ Blue Planetary

Object Type: Planetary Nebula

Location: Lincoln, Argentina

Date: 12/04/2015 at 8:30 p.m.

Media: Pencils 6H, 4H, 2H, HB, B, 4B and 6B, white paper, red lantern and “Difumino”. Inverted with Photoshop.

Telescope: Meade Dobson 8″

Eyepiece: Ultra Wide Angle 6mm

Weather: Clear with some clouds

Seeing: Regular

I hope you enjoy the sketch. Regards & Good Luck!


NGC 2392, The Eskimo Nebula

NGC 2392 - Eskimo Nebula
NGC 2392 – Eskimo Nebula

Object Name: NGC 2392, The Eskimo Nebula
Object Type: Planetary Nebula
Location: Grandpré, France
Date: November 22, 2014
Media: Digital drawing, using krita (https://krita.org)

More information on
http://deepskywim.blogspot.be/2015/01/drawing-of-eskimo-nebula.html

It was a very humid night. Observation made with my 18” Obsession.

Cheers,

Wim


Messier 27

Messier 27, "The Dumbbell Nebula", a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula
Messier 27, “The Dumbbell Nebula”, a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula
Messier 27 - original graphite sketch
Messier 27 – original graphite sketch

Object Name: M 27 dumbbell nebula
Object Type: Nebulosa Planetaria
Location : Monte Nieddu, Padru, Sardegna
Date : 17/10/2014
Media :graphite pencil, White paper , processed with gimp
observed with dobson SW 10″ goto at 96X with UHC filter.
SQM: 21.2


The Crystal Ball Nebula in Taurus

NGC 1514, "The Crystal Ball Nebula", a planetary nebula in the constellation Taurus
NGC 1514, “The Crystal Ball Nebula”, a planetary nebula in the constellation Taurus

NGC1514 – Crystal Ball Mark Nebula

Object Type: Planetary Nebula

Location: Tarragona – Spain

NGC1514 is a very peculiar planetary nebula. We can see the central star, which is actually a double, shining at magnitude 9.4, while the nebula is somewhat difficult to observe. The UHC filter is helpful. Normally when we observe planetary nebulae, nebula appear much better than the central star… when the central star is seen.

For more details of my observation you can visit my blog:

http://www.laorilladelcosmos.blogspot.com.es/2014/10/ngc1514-nebulosa-planetaria-en-taurus.html

Date and Time: 2014-09-27, 00h 13m UT

Telescope: APO ED80 refractor

Eyepiece: Hyperion 8mm (70x)

White paper, HB2 graphite pencil, and scanned and inverted with Photoshop

Seeing: 4/5 (5 the best)

Transparency: Clear. Some clouds on the horizon. Rural Skies.

Location Constellation: Taurus

Position: R.A. 04h 09,6m

Dec. +30° 46,5′

Best regards.

Oscar


M57 Ring Nebula

M57, "The Ring Nebula" located in the constellation Lyra
M57, “The Ring Nebula” located in the constellation Lyra

Date: 20/06/2014
Object name: Ring Nebula, M57
Object type: planetary nebula
Location: Ferrara, Italy
Media: HB pencil, photoshop
Description: I watched M57 using my Dobson 254 mm and 48x magnification with UHC filter. It was gleaming and brand. The sky wasn’t excellent because the lights of the city bleached it but anyway I like this object so much.
Hope you like it!
Silvia


The Cat’s Eye Nebulae

NGC 6543, "The Cat's Eye Nebula", a planetary nebula in the constellation Draco
NGC 6543, “The Cat’s Eye Nebula”, a planetary nebula in the constellation Draco

• Object Name (NGC 6543)
• Object Type (Planetary nebulae)
• Location (OAB – Bauduen – Verdon – France)
• Date (October 16th 2014)
• Media (graphite pencil, watercolour, white paper, inverted via Paint.net)

To obtain this sketch I use the following optical combinations via the 24” f/d 3.3 on equ. mount of the OAB (Observatoire Astronomique de Bauduen)
An OIII filter to obtain better contrasts. Under a magnification of 240X and the OIII filter the nebulae center darkening is clearly visible.
With the same magnification but without the filter we can easily see the central star with direct vision; anyway we are a little dazzled by the close light of the nebula.
With a magnification of 120X we can observe the structure of one or two of the outer rings.
A 550x magnification allowed me to discern one of the two jets that extend the basic ellipse.

http://astro.aquarellia.com/

Michel Deconinck


M27 – The Dumbbell Nebula

M27, "The Dumbbell Nebula", a planetary nebula located in the constellation Vulpecula
M27, “The Dumbbell Nebula”, a planetary nebula located in the constellation Vulpecula

Object name: M27, The Dumbbell Nebula
Object type: Planetary Nebula
Instrument: 6″ Newtonian reflector, 6 mm eyepiece, UHC filter
Location: Gladbeck, Ruhr area, Germany
Date: July 19, 2014
conditions: 23 °C / 73 °F, clear and calm, fst = 5,2 mag
Media: graphite pencil (4B) on white paper, graphite powder and cotton swab, inverted and edited with GIMP 2.8
Clear skies,
Michael
www.sternsucher.com


Cheeseburger Anyone?

NGC 7026, "The Cheeseburger Nebula", a planetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus
NGC 7026, “The Cheeseburger Nebula”, a planetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus

Hi,

This is my sketch of the Cheesburger Nebula, NGC 7026, a Planetary Nebula in Cygnus. I did the sketch in my Orleans, Ontario backyard using graphite on white paper on Sept 23, 2014, a night of great seeing. It was cleaned up and inverted in Paint Shop Pro. The nebula is quite small, fairly bright with two diffuse nuclei and a hint of darkness between them. Even at 300x in my 12 inch dob I couldn’t confirm if the Cheeseburger has a pickle!

Clear skies,

Gordon


NGC 7293 Helix Nebula

NGC 7293, "The Helix Nebula" a planetary nebula located in the constellation Aquarius
NGC 7293, “The Helix Nebula” a planetary nebula located in the constellation Aquarius

Hi,

After 4 years of “try & error” with a faint NGC 7293 in the horizon haze of central Europe I finally finished “my Helix”, using the 24” Dobson at Hakos Guestfarm in Namibia. No haze, but 70 degrees high in the sky, the Helix was an impressive beacon, details were easy to report. I wasn’t prepared to see the halo, my template was too small to sketch it, so I had to use a second sheet. Seeing was moderate, I didn’t see the faint background galaxy 2MASX, but… nevertheless I enjoyed it!

Data:
Object Name: NGC 7293, the Helix Nebula
Object type: Planetary Nebula
Location: Hakos Guestfarm, Namib Naukluft, Namibia
Date: June 4th, 2014 (about 2 hours total of sketching)
Media: Pastel and graphite pencils
Optics: 24” Dobson f 4.0
Filter: OIII

Additional aspects:
Field is about 30’ wide, east is up. To concentrate on object (and not on dimensions) I used a pattern of stars printed from Guide 9 as a template. Pinpoint stars added by image processing software (to replace printed and sketched stars)

More sketches:

http://www.astrosketching.com

Clear Skies!
Rainer


Abell 70

Planetary nebula Abell 70 and background galaxy PMN J2033-0656 make a beautiful duo
Planetary nebula Abell 70 and background galaxy PMN J2033-0656
make a beautiful duo
Abell 70 and galaxy PMN J2033-0656 field details
Abell 70 and galaxy PMN J2033-0656 field details

Hi All,

Not up to the quality of recent CCD images but something I certainly found pretty
exciting Abell 70 and friend in Aquila. I know that Abdrew Robertson has taken a look
after I shared this with him, so I hope that it inspires other too.

Here is my blog that accompanies the sketch:

I have been ‘told’ reminded and prompted regarding my lack
of astronomical activity this summer! I hold my hands up, guilty as charged I
cry, there are a couple of short tales from the sky that I have failed to share
here, but in general, I have been off elsewhere! Playing harmonicas, painting, and
drawing watching bands, associating with hot rodders in my truck, playing with
bee hives, building large garden structures and generally having a good time!
OK I get the message, astronomy is not for neglecting and I feel guilty so I’m back
and will make every endeavour to keep it that way.
With a stiff talking too from my friend Keith on Sunday
evening ringing in my eyes, the clear Monday evening sky forced me into the
observatory, the cob webs were incredible; it took me a while to clear the
worst of them. I set up the scope, plugged in the leads, opened the stiff roof
sections and pointed the scope skywards. It was only dusk, but I was eager to
make amends for my inactivity, I didn’t have a target in mind, so I thought
something bright, a revisit perhaps, to ease myself back into things. I flicked
through a few of the books on the shelf for inspiration, the scope was supposedly
pointing at Altair in Aquila, so something in that constellation would be good,
short hops would keep things accurate, I thought.

Nothing so far, until I looked through Kepple and Sanner,
last image for Aquila was Abell 70, no pencil tick on it so I hadn’t observed
it previously, mag 14.5 the text said hmmmm… hardly a bright object but well
with ‘scope’ excuse the pun.
OK target object decided upon, I went indoors for my evening
meal and got back into the obsy around 20.00. I got the scope aligned on Altair,
focus was out I tweaked that, so was collimation, I tweaked that, but really
another pair of hands were needed so it certainly wasn’t spot on, but it would
do! The sky was hazy, certainly not a great night. I hopped to Abell 70 aka PK
38-25.1 via a couple of brighter stars, re-syncing at each stop. Another short
slew and I turned up the camera gain and dialled in 15sec exposure and there it
was, small in the 12’ x 12’ fov, a truly round and fairly faint ring nebula,
but what was that going on along one side, it looked like an edge on galaxy,
with a core considerably brighter that the shell ring nebulosity of Abell 70. I
looked up Abell 70 on the web and sure enough there was a distant back ground
galaxy designated PMN J2033-0656 that made this observation, unusual and
special. I increased the cameras exposure to my max of 20 seconds and made a
sketch, the increased time exposure pulled out the central star, tiny but sharp
it also showed up another star close to nebula that I wasn’t able to see at 15
secs. I didn’t use the usual BAA observing form to sketch and
record rather reaching for black art paper and rendering the ghostly ring and
galaxy using white watercolour pencil and blending stump.
I was delighted at this observation after anticipating a ‘soft’ option for my return,
I was back with a bang, catching a new object with an unexpected added attraction!
Boy I have missed this observing malarkey, thanks to all who have given me stick
over not observing

Pax stellarum, Dale

Do you want to know more about my interest in astronomy? If so take a look at my Website: http://www.chippingdaleobservatory.com/

Keep up to date with observations from Chippingdale Observatory by reading the Blog http://chippingdaleobservatory.com/blog/


NGC 40

NGC 40, "The Bow Tie Nebula" a planetary nebula in the constellation Cepheus
NGC 40, “The Bow Tie Nebula” a planetary nebula in the constellation Cepheus

Hello!

I submit you a sketch of NGC40, which is a planetary nebula in the constellation of Cepheus. The nebula is beautiful but its understanding is a bit complicated because the details are either difficult to see or obvious but hard to localise with precision.
It took me more or less two hours to draw NGC40 with my 250mm (10 inches) dobson with a Nagler 5mm eyepiece (that gives a magnification of 250x).
I draw with graphite pencils (4B and B) on 180g white bristol, then in used Photoshop CS6 for the colors inversion and stars processing (making them perfectly round and add the colors).

Object Name: NGC40
Object Type: Planetary Nebula in Constellation Cepheus
Observing Location: Rolle, Switzerland
Date: 6th September 2014

Have a nice day and clear skies.

José Rodrigues


NGC 40

NGC 40, "The Bow Tie Nebula", a planetary nebula in the constellation Cepheus
NGC 40, “The Bow Tie Nebula”, a planetary nebula in the constellation Cepheus

Object Name : NGC 40
Objet Type : Planetary nebula
Location : Melgar de Fernamental ( Spain )
Date : 2014, Septembre 3d
Lunar day 9
Drawing instruments : Graphite pencil , GIMP program to invert the colours
Equipment used : 8″ Newt , Baader ortho classic 6mm , Astronomik UHC filter

The object is easy to find but rather dificult to see , the central star hides the nebula

Clear skies

Gerardo


The Box Nebula

The planetary nebula NGC 6445, The Box Nebula
The planetary nebula NGC 6445, The Box Nebula

Object Name: NGC 6445 – “Box Nebula”.
Object Type: Planetary Nebula.
Location: San Miguel, Buenos Aires Argentina.
Date: 18/08/14.
Media: HB, 2H, blend stump and PS for green color (OIII). Averted vision.
Telescope: Meade LB 12″ on equatorial tracking platform.
Eyepiece: Plössl 6.3mm + Astronomik OIII filter.


Messier 57, The Ring Nebula

Messier 57, The Ring Nebula
Messier 57, The Ring Nebula

Object Name – Messier 57, The Ring Nebula
Object Type – Planetary Nebula
Location – Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland
Date – 06 August 2014
Media – Graphite pencil on white paper (Image inverted)

This is my first sketch of M57. Observations were made using an Orion XT10i and a 17mm Wide Angle (65° FOV) lens.

The seeing conditions were average, however i made the sketch from my back garden under light polluted skies. There was also a half moon present which added to the skyglow.

I used averted vision to notice the subtle features of the slightly elongated nebula. The central star was not seen in my telescope.
Observations were made with and without a DMC Narrow Band Pass Nebula filter. The filter slightly increased the contrast of the nebula while obscuring the background stars.
Overall I am very happy with how it came out.


The Ring Nebula

Messier 57 - The Ring Nebula
Messier 57 – The Ring Nebula

Object name: M57, The Ring Nebula
Object type: Planetary Nebula
Instrument: 6″ Newtonian reflector, 6 mm eyepiece, UHC filter
Location: Gladbeck, Ruhr area, Germany
Date: July 18, 2014
conditions: 23 °C / 73 °F, clear and calm, fst = 5,2 mag
Media: graphite pencil (4B) on white paper, graphite powder and cotton swab, inverted and edited with GIMP 2.8
Clear skies,
Michael
www.sternsucher.com


M27 Nebulosa Dumbbell

Messier 27 (NGC 6853) "The Dumbbell Nebula"
Messier 27 (NGC 6853) “The Dumbbell Nebula”

Object Name: (Dumbbel Nebula M27 / NGC 6853)
Object Type: (Nebula)
Location: (Bercedo (Burgos) – Spain)
Date: (2012-09-15 / 23h 15m UT)
Media: White paper, 4B, 2B y HB graphite pencil, scanned and inverted with Photoshop
Telescope: Celestron OMNI 127 XLT (Smith-Cassegrain 5”)
Eyepiece: Baader Hyperion 13mm
Transparency: Clear, Rural Skies.
Location Constellation: Vulpecula
assessments: Dumbbel nebula appears a manner reminiscent even hourglass, but as if it had moved from side to side and left as a halo (something like a horizontal X but faded)

For more details of my observation you can visit my blog:

http://juannava64.wordpress.com/2012/09/24/observacion-m27-nebulosa-dumbbel/

Thank you and best regards.


The Exclamation Mark Nebula!

NGC 6309, "The Box Nebula" and per Stephen J. O'Meara in his book "The secret Deep": The Exclamation Mark.
NGC 6309, “The Box Nebula” and per Stephen J. O’Meara in his book “The secret Deep”: The Exclamation Mark.

NGC6309 – Exclamation Mark Nebula

Object Type: Planetary Nebula

Location: Tarragona – Spain

NGC6309 is one of the two planetary nebula with the nickname “The Box”, (the other is NGC6445 in Sagittarius), but after my experience with it, I prefer name NGC6309 like Stephen J. O’Meara in his book “The secret Deep”: The Exclamation Mark.

For more details of my observation you can visit my blog:

http://laorilladelcosmos.blogspot.com.es/2014/08/ngc6309-nebulosa-planetaria-en-ophiuchus.html

Date and Time: 2014-07-26, 21h 14m UT

Telescope: SC Celestron 9.25″ (235mm)

Eyepiece: 10mm (235x)

White paper, HB2 graphite pencil, and scanned and inverted with Photoshop

Seeing: 3/5 (5 the best)

Transparency: Clear. Some wind. Rural Skies.

Location Constellation: Ophiuchus

Position: R.A. 17h 14m

Dec. -12° 54′

Thank you and best regards.


Jupiter’s Ghost

NGC 3242, "Jupiter's Ghost" - Planetary nebula
NGC 3242, “Jupiter’s Ghost” – Planetary nebula
NGC 3242, "Jupiter's Ghost" - Planetary nebula (positive)
NGC 3242, “Jupiter’s Ghost” – Planetary nebula (positive)

NGC 3242 “Jupiters Ghost” Hydra
Instrument: 16″
360-522x; No Filter
Place: Kreuzleshöhe 1100m,Germany
Time: 14.4.2013
fst: 6m3; SQM 21,49

Link to the Obersation:
http://www.astromerk.de/logbuch/2013/172-14-4-2013.html

Lg Hajü Merk
www.astromerk.de


NGC 6826 The Blinking Planetary

NGC 6826, The Blinking Planetary - planetary nebula
NGC 6826, The Blinking Planetary – planetary nebula

Object Name: NGC 6926. Caldwell 15..
RA: 19h 49m 48.0s; Dec: +50° 31′ 31 ”
Magnitude: 8.8
Object size: 27″x 24″
Distance: 2,000 light years approx.
Constellation: Cygnus
Type: Planetary Nebula
Description: PN, D, L, R, * 11M.
Location: Bonilla. Cuenca. Spain.
Date: July 1, 2014.
Time: 01:20 UT.
Material used: graphite pencils on white paper. Image processed with Photoshop. Converted into animated gif using two images.
Celestron Telescope S/C 8″ Mount Cgt-5
Eyepiece: LV-M 22mm; Magnification: 92x.
Condition: NEML: 5’91 (Zone 14 Cygnus). Temperature: 14°. Calm wind.

More information: http://astrodibujo.blogspot..com.es/


The Challenge of Finding the Owl’s Eyes

Messier 97 - The Owl Nebula, a planetary nebula
Messier 97 – The Owl Nebula, a planetary nebula

The observing of the owl’s eye is very difficult for me.

I just have a glimsed by sketch…

Object Name : M97 (Owl Nebula)
Object Type : Planetary Nebula
Location : S. Korea
Date : Mar. 30, 2013
Equipment : Discovery 15″ Dob
Media : Black paper, Jelly pen, Pastel pencil


Messier 76

Messier 76, a Planetary Nebula in Perseus
Messier 76, a Planetary Nebula in Perseus

Hey ASOD!

This time I send the planetary nebula M. 76.
I could not see outer structures, only the wellknown inner globes.
This is a fine but fainter copy of the more famous M. 27 (Manual)!
I used pencil on white paper and inverted. Info on my sketch.
Loc.: Trondheim, Norway.

Best wishes and clear sky!!

Per-Jonny Bremseth.


The Dumbbell Nebula

Messier 27, The Dumbbell Nebula
Messier 27, The Dumbbell Nebula

Hello ASOD! I sketched this planetary nebula (also known as M27) on 11 August 2013 with my dobsonian telescope. I used also as eyepiece WA 12mm that gave me a magnification of 104x. It’ s a very big nebula; thanks to my UHC filter, I was able to observe its structure: fantastic!

Object name: M27- Dumbbell Nebula
Object type: Planetary Nebula
Location: Copertino (LE), ITALY
Date: 11-08-2013
Media: Pencil on White paper; inverted with software


An urban Ghost of Jupiter (NGC 3242)

The Ghost of Jupiter (NGC 3242) Planetary Nebula
The Ghost of Jupiter (NGC 3242) Planetary Nebula

•Object Name: Ghost of Jupiter (NGC 3242).
•Object Type: Planetary Nebula.

•Location: San Miguel, Buenos Aires Argentina.

•Conditions: NELM 4.5. Good transparency, bad seeing.

•Date: 23/03/2014 11:00pm.

•Media: HB, 2B, blend stump and PS for color. Averted vision.

•Telescope: Meade LB 12″ on equatorial tracking platform.
•Eyepiece: SW TMB II 6mm and sometimes TV UHC filter.

Hi ASOD! This time I bring you all the Ghost of Jupiter from my backyard. It was a good night except for the poor seeing conditions. Some of the stars are down to mag 13-14 and the nebula, with averted vision, was excellent showing internal details at x254. Days later, at a star party, I could appreciate the full glory of nebula, the central star was like a pin and incredible details were easily seen at x254-x400 (no sketch, sorry!). Hope you like it!

Best regards, Leo.


The Smoke Ring

M57, The Ring Nebula
M57, The Ring Nebula

Hey ASOD!

This time I send you my observation of the wellknown planetary M. 57 in Lyra.

The centralstar was not seen in my telescope, but the ring is allways beautiful to see!

The west and the eastern “ends” of the ring was more diffuse, and the northern

part of the ring brighter and sharper. Info on my sketch.

The sketch was made with watercolor crayons on black paper.

Location: Trondheim, Norway.

Best wishes from Per-Jonny Bremseth.


The Eskimo Nebula

NGC 2392
The Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392)

The Eskimo nebula is a fine object for each size of optical instrument. For this observation I’ve used an 11” SCT and have noticed the fine detailed structures within this planetary nebula for the first time – using averted vision, high magnification of 600x and an excellent UHC filter.

Details:

• Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392 / Caldwell 39) in Gemini

• Object Type: planetary nebula

• Location: Mechelen – Belgium (NELM 5.5)

• Date: 21st February 2014 – 21h37 UT

• Optics: Celestron CGEM C11 – ES82 4.7mm (600x) – Astronomik UHC filter

• Seeing: moderate, transparency good.

• Media: graphite pencil on white, scanned and inverted (GIMP2)

Observing notes:

Central star is easily direct visible within a round glow. Using averted vision a near-circular ring is clearly visible with some hints of variable brightness. The outer halo becomes gradually fainter and mottled using averted vision, containing some arc-like structures. Impressive view!


Messier 76

Messier 76
Messier 76

• Object Name: M 76 (NGC 650) Little Dumbbell
• Object Type: Planetary Nebula
• Location: Pelayos Spain
• Date: December 1, 2013
• Media: Graphite Pencil HB 2 torchon drawing sheet 1 and 130g
• inverted colors with GIMP 2.8

Small but high surface brightness that allows us to higher powers to try to seek details object.

I became interested in watching him from an article Almach and is now one of my favorite objects.

Greetings to all visitors of this page.

PVG. Alcorcon, Madrid January 15, 2014


Helix Nebula

NGC 7293
NGC 7293

• Object Name: NGC 7293 – Helix Nebula

• Object Type: Planetary nebula (PN)

• Location: Pelayos de la Presa – Spain

• Date: nov/06/2013

• Media: Graphite Pencil HB 2, torchon 1 and 130g drawing sheet

• inverted colors with GIMP 2.8

Observation notes:

Pelayos is relatively close to Madrid , tonight stellar magnitude is 5.1 , not being the best conditions for observing deep sky objects , but incredibly the NP in this place have a brightness nearly comparable to the best skies I have seen.

The nebula is easy to locate as it is easily distinguished in the 30mm eyepiece that gives a real field 2 and 40x magnification .

With 40x appears bright , big and round. The less dense central region being surrounded by a thick contour brighter , especially in the low part, and cutting at two opposite ends , one very clearly , sounding the form of a ” horseshoe” .

With 80x lost denser areas , disappearing horseshoe shape , but gives an incredible feeling of great size, and clearly distinguish at least two starlets inside.

The design and perform observation with 40x decide better appreciation for density variations .

Indispensable observation filter and side view to appreciate the details.

New 10” dob telescope. Object Elevation +24º. Male 5,1. 14º C. Moisture 50 º/º.

Greetings to all visitors of this page.

Pedro Villamiel. Alcorcon, Madrid. nov/24/2013


The Little Dumbbell in Perseus

Messier 76
Messier 76

M76 -Little Dumbbell

Object Type: Planetary Nebula

Location: Tarragona – Spain

M76 is a planetary nebula really awesome observed from a dark skies and with a good telescope aperture. Two distinct sections, one brilliant and compact, the other more extensive and diffuse. A very attractive nebula to be seen on a dark night and away from any light pollution.

For more details of my observation you can visit my blog:

http://laorilladelcosmos.blogspot.com.es/2013/11/m76-la-pequena-dumbell-en-perseus-con.html

Date and Time: 2013-10-31, 23h 36m UT

Telescope: SC Celestron 9.25″ (235mm)

Eyepiece: 10mm (235x)

White paper, HB2 graphite pencil, and scanned and inverted with Photoshop

Seeing: 4/5 (5 the best)

Transparency: Clear. Rural Skies.

Location Constellation: Perseus

Position: R.A. 01h 42m

Dec. +51° 34′

Thank you and best regards.


A Gem Amid Diamond Dust

Messier 46
Messier 46 and NGC 2438

Object Name : M46
Object Type : Open Cluster in Puppis
Location : But-gogae Yangdong-myeon Yangpyeong-gun Gyeonggi-do South.KOREA
Date : 2013.2.15 Friday
Media : A4 paper, HB pencil
Equipment : 10′ dobsonian, XW 14mm
Observing conditions : Clear sky
I could identify Planetary nebular(NGC 2438)
Spent 1 and half hour to sketch, 23:00 ~ 00:30


Jones 1

Jones 1
Jones 1

Aloha!

I submit to you a sketch of Jones 1 or PK104-29.1. After an evening of excellent seeing & pursuing dim & stellar planetary objects, this was a treat to finish the evening with. The sketch shows my observation using OIII & NPB filters.

Jones 1 is a 12th to 15th magnitude (depending on source referenced) ~5’ planetary nebula located in Pegasus. It appears very dim but takes on much more detail with the use of OIII or NPB filters. It appears somewhat circular with the brightest rim to the NW, however another rim of brightness appears to the SE at times. With prolonged observation there is a shimmering & shifting to the brightness within the broken ring. A few dim stars appears embedded with averted vision. My profession is in the medical field and I was struck by a first impression of a 3 dimensional corpuscle!

Cindy (Thia) Krach

10/10/13 12:45 am
Jones 1 Planetary Nebula in Pegasus
12.5” Portaball
14mm 109x
OIII or NPB filters
graphite pencil on white paper inverted with Photoscape