Blinking Swan

Blinking Swan

NGC 6826, “The Blinking Planetary”
Sketch and Details by Tomás Ruiz Lara

Object Name: NGC 6826
Object Type Planetary Nebula
Location Úbeda, Jaén, Spain.
Date 27 – August – 2009

Easy to locate, the reference was the double star 16 Cyg, this nebula is brilliant, pretty and compact. The nucleus is very powerful. An UHC filter enhances the nebula. I perceived the central star. This Sketch was done with a common pencil and with cotton to sketch the nebula and the stars was created with the program Gimp 2.6.7
Equipment used, 260 mm newtonian reflector f/6 with a 21 mm eyepiece and a 2x Barlow (Barlow 2x Vixen Deluxe) (149x).
Seeing: 4/5
Phase of the Moon: Crescent but not visible.

One thought on “Blinking Swan”

  1. Tomás,

    Very nice sketch of the “blinking planetary”. The first time I viewed this nice planetary I realized how it got its common name.

    Frank 🙂

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