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Bright Planetary Nebulae of the Night Sky, 



    
        

            Gary Imm

Bright Planetary Nebulae of the Night Sky

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Bright Planetary Nebulae of the Night Sky, 



    
        

            Gary Imm

Bright Planetary Nebulae of the Night Sky

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-130NFB  ·  Celestron EdgeHD 11

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 294 MM Pro  ·  ZWO ASI 183MM Pro Cool  ·  ZWO ASI 1600MM Cooled Pro

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1GTO

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 174 MM Mini

Software: Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Pixinsight  ·  Stark Labs PHD2 2.6.3

Filters: Astrodon Ha 31mm 5nm  ·  Astrodon OIII 31mm 3nm  ·  Astrodon Green 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Blue 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Lum 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Red 31mm Gen2 I-Series

Accessory: ZWO M68 OAG  ·  Celestron OAG  ·  ZWO EFW 31mm  ·  ZWO EFW 2″X7  ·  MoonLite Focuser for EdgeHD 11  ·  Takahashi Flattener TOA-67  ·  Feathertouch Focuser Boss II Electronic Focusing Control



Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4265113


Resolution: 6000x3897

Locations: Backyard (Mag 20.8 - Bortle 4.5), Onalaska, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Recently I posted a poster of the Griffiths Planetary List (GPL), a list published by Martin Griffiths in his excellent 2012 book, “Planetary Nebulae”. The Griffiths Planetary List consists of 45 bright PN ranging from +82 to -24 declination. Although his list is excellent, he intentionally left out some of the best PN in the sky: 4 Messier PNs, and 5 southerly PNs with declinations ranging from -34 to -40 degrees declination. So this poster includes all 45 of the GPL objects, plus the 4 Messier PN, plus the 5 southerly PN, for a total of 54 objects. All of these are bright enough to make good eyepiece viewing, as well as good imaging.

The poster shows each PN roughly to scale. Each image is accompanied by primary designation, common nickname (if there is one), size (in arc-seconds and light years), magnitude, distance (in thousands of light years), and declination. I sourced the size information from my images, the magnitude information from Griffith’s book, and the distance information from various sources.

As with my other posters, contact me at [email protected] if you would like a spreadsheet of the data.

Here is the list of objects included:

The first 45 PNs are GPL objects:

1. NGC 40

2. NGC 246

3. IC 289

4. IC 2003

5. NGC 1501

6. NGC 1514

7. NGC 1535

8. IC 418

9. NGC 2022

10. IC 2149

11. HD 44179

12. NGC 2346

13. NGC 2371

14. NGC 2392

15. NGC 2438

16. NGC 2440

17. NGC 3242

18. NGC 4361

19. IC 3568

20. IC 4593

21. NGC 6210

22. NGC 6309

23. NGC 6369

24. NGC 6445

25. NGC 6543

26. NGC 6572

27. NGC 6741

28. NGC 6751

29. NGC 6781

30. NGC 6804

31. NGC 6818

32. NGC 6826

33. NGC 6857

34. NGC 6891

35. NGC 6894

36. NGC 6905

37. NGC 7008

38. NGC 7009

39. NGC 7026

40. NGC 7027

41. NGC 7048

42. NGC 7139

43. NGC 7293

44. IC 5217

45. NGC 7662

The next 4 PNs are Messier objects:

46. M27

47. M57

48. M76

49. M97

And the final 5 PNs are southerly objects:

50. NGC 2818

51. NGC 3132

52. NGC 6302

53. NGC 6337

54. NGC 6563

Revision C contains the same poster without the annotation.

Please reply with any comments or if you identify errors.

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