Observing site: Ulvila Observatory, Finland
Instrument: N280/2750 mm (11” Catadioptric)
Darkness of the background sky: 3
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.
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!