Observing 4./5.10.2016 in Ulvila Observatory

Date: 4./5.10.2016
Time: 00:00-01:00
Observing site: Ulvila Observatory, Finland
Instrument: N280/2750 mm (11” Catadioptric)

NELM: 6.0
SQM: 20.59
Darkness of the background sky: 3
Seeing: 2
Transparency: –
Weather: Clear sky, calm, +3C

Objects observed: PK 80-6.1

During the night between 4th and 5th of October 2016, I was at Ulvila Observatory, where the weekly meeting of Porin Karhunvartijat was organised. After the meeting, I stayed at the Observatory with one of the newer members, and I assisted her to take some astrophotos (even though I’m not an astrophotograhper myself! :D). When she had taken her photos, and she had left home, I still stayed at the Observatory, and I tried to make some observations.

PK 80-6.1 (The Egg nebula)

This time I was quite tired, but still I was able to do one observation. This time I observed PK 80-6.1, which is a small, bipolar planetary nebula in Cygnus. It is located about 4 degrees NE from epsilon Cygni. Of this object, I wrote following notes:

@280x, a very small planetary nebula, moderately bright, the nebula has two lobes, long axis in N-S orientation. Northernmost lobe appears to be brighter than the southern lobe. Poor OIII response.

PK 80-6.1 observed with 11” Catadioptric

So, this was my only observation during this short session. I was still able to have one more session in October 2016. I will soon publish a post regarding that session, stay tuned for more posts!



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