Observations of Planetaries

Observations of Planetaries listed by increasing right ascension.


Field L denotes the location. P: Pinnacles overlook,
B: Little Tycho Observatory, LBRP: Little Bennett Regional Park

Coordinates are J2000.

Object NameRADec mvSizeNGC commentsLocationTelescopeDateObservation
NGC 400h 13m 0s72 32' 0"110.6F, vS, R, vsmbM, *12 spLittle TychoC-82009/Dec/27 20:19:10Even with a finder chart, tough to find, stellar. I could see no nebulosity, just a 11mv star. There was an 7.5mv SAO star 1 degree north of it that was undetected and had no Tycho or AC_2000 counterparts.
NGC 400h 13m 0s72 32' 0"110.6F, vS, R, vsmbM, *12 spLittle TychoC-82009/Dec/29 19:44:13A 12mv star surrounded by a very faint 5" nebulous cloud. A real challange in urban skies. Mismarked on the finder chart.
NGC 2460h 47m 0s-11 53' 0"83.8vF, L, 4 st in dif nebBC-82006/Sep/20 03:30:00 Perhaps seen. Extremely low contrast, if so.
NGC 2460h 47m 0s-11 53' 0"83.8vF, L, 4 st in dif nebBC-82007/Oct/13 21:00:00 A faint, large, planetary nebula. I did not see the circular outline as seen in its photos. Rather, it appears as 5 faint stars enveloped with nebulosity.
NGC 6501h 42m 18s51 34' 0"124.8vB, p of Dneb; = M76BC-82006/Sep/26 03:30:00A very low contrast object in these light polluted skies. One can see the "peanut" shape that gives it it's popular name. The LPR filter helped with this one, as did the early hour and clear skies.
NGC 6501h 42m 18s51 34' 0"124.8vB, p of Dneb; = M76Little TychoC-82013/Jan/3 21:12:24A rather faint smudge, difficult in these urban skies.
NGC 6511h 42m 18s51 35' 0"12vB, f of Dneb; = M76Little TychoC-82010/Oct/16 20:40:30Part of M76, with NGC 650.
IC_17471h 57m 35.8s63 19' 22"12.0?x??LBRPC-112014/Oct/25 23:19:25A small, but bright planetary. Somewhat mottled, and slightly dimmer towards the center.
IC 2893h 10m 18s61 19' 0"120.6pB, pL, R, bet 2 vF stLittle TychoC-82010/Oct/17 2:9:44The field was found, but I 289 was not visible. WikiSky: Obvious. Either it was so starlike I mistook it for a star, or it vanished. I suspect the former.
IC 2893h 10m 18s61 19' 0"120.6pB, pL, R, bet 2 vF stLittle TychoC-82011/Feb/11 19:32:460nly 3 stars of the trapesoid above it on the finder chart are seen, and the planetary iteslf is absent. Check WikiSky. The chart was correct, the moonlight was too bright to see stars fainter than 10.5mv at low power.
IC 2893h 10m 18s61 19' 0"120.6pB, pL, R, bet 2 vF stLBRPC-112012/Feb/17 20:27:15A small, round, faint disk. No central star was visible.
NGC 13603h 33m 14.59s-25 52' 16"9.46.5?Big Bend Nat ParkO-152016/Feb/4 21:22:42A large, elliptical envelope of gas surrounding a bright blue star. Impressive. Tonight's sky is superbly clear, but marred by a 10mph wind that makes observing a real challange.
IC_3513h 47m 30s35 3' 0"120.1plan = *10, *9 p 14s , 2' sLBRPC-112013/Jan/4 20:59:16A slightly bluish, blinking planetary. Nice.
IC_20033h 56m 24s33 52' 0"130.1pB, eS, lE ns, *13 n 4", *12 sp 18"LBRPC-112013/Jan/4 20:45:5A starlike planetary. Unlike the other stars in this field, this one blinks as you look at it. No sign of a central star. Part of a cluster? A brief internet search does not show any open cluster here.
NGC 15014h 7m 0s60 55' 0"130.9PN , pB, pS, vlE, 1' diamLittle TychoC-82010/Mar/16 22:3:26A unifom circular spot. No central star seen.
NGC 15144h 9m 12s30 47' 0"101.9*9 in neb 3' diamBC-82006/Sep/30 03:30:00 This faint planetary is washed out to the point of invisibility in these light polluted skies.
NGC 15144h 9m 12s30 47' 0"101.9*9 in neb 3' diamBC-82008/Jan/03 20:00:00A very low contrast smudge about a 9th mv K star.
NGC 15354h 14m 12s-12 44' 0"100.7PN , vB, S, R, pS, vsbM, rBC-82008/Jan/04 21:30:00 A pastel blue planetary nebula, looking like an out of focus star in the 24.5. The sky was becoming cloudy, a clear sky might have shown more detail.
IC 4185h 27m 30s-12 42' 0"110.2plan = *9.2 (gaseous sp)Little TychoC-82010/Nov/13 4:5:59A small (10"), bright, round 9mv planetary. It was best in the 6mm, and the central star was glimpsed.
NGC 20225h 42m 6s9 5' 0"120.3PN , pB, vS, vlELBRPC-112010/Mar/17 21:26:50An slightly oblong (as oblate as Jupiter) grey patch in the sky. About 30" across.
NGC 20225h 42m 6s9 5' 0"120.3PN , pB, vS, vlELittle TychoC-82014/Feb/26 19:37:26A small, faint round smudge. Best in the 9mm. Tonight's skies are quite clear and Pickering 7-9.
IC_21495h 56m 18s46 7' 0"110.1PN, stellarLBRPC-112013/Jan/4 21:17:19A bright, bluish, blinking planetary. Burnham: 10mv. Very nice
IC_21495h 56m 18s46 7' 0"110.1PN, stellarLittle TychoC-82014/Feb/27 20:29:5A tiny, lovely, bluish, planetary. Much like a star that can't quite come to a sharp focus.
IC_21656h 21m 42.7s-12 59' 12"10.5?x??Little TychoC-82015/Feb/13 20:0:33A pale round disk, greenish with averted imagination. Starlike in the 24, and an obvious disk in the 6mm.
NGC 23467h 9m 24s-0 48' 0"0.9*10 att with S, vF, nebLBRPC-112012/Feb/20 20:16:11An 11.5mv star surrounded by very faint circular nebulosity.
NGC 23727h 25m 33.89s29 29' 18"11.2?x??Little TychoC-82014/Dec/26 2:12:51A round disc, like a faint, out of focus star.
NGC 23717h 25m 36s29 29' 0"130.9B, S, R, bMN, p of DnebLBRPC-112010/Apr/10 21:29:57A pair of faint blotches. WikiSky shows a complete ring. Interesting object.
NGC 23927h 29m 12s20 55' 0"100.7B, S, R, *9 M, *8 nf 100"BC-82006/Sep/30 03:30:00 A medium sized, bright planetary nebula. I was able to make it "blink". Very nice!
NGC 23927h 29m 12s20 55' 0"100.7B, S, R, *9 M, *8 nf 100"LBRPC-112010/Oct/13 4:41:30In the 24mm, it looks like a very fuzzy star. In the 9mm, the central star is plainly seen in slightly averted vision, in the fovea, it's just a faint patch. The mottling that gives the planetary it's name is invisible.
NGC 23927h 29m 12s20 55' 0"100.7B, S, R, *9 M, *8 nf 100"Little TychoC-82012/Jan/6 1:28:57A very hazy star in tonight's moon washed sky. Brighter towards the center, I could see no ring.
NGC 24387h 41m 48s-14 44' 0"101.1PN , pB, pS, vlE, r, 3s .75 dLBRPC-112010/Mar/17 21:32:7A small, bright, planetary on the edge of M 46.
NGC 24407h 41m 54s-18 13' 0"110.5PN , cB, not v well defPC-112009/Apr/17 22:30:00 Like a fuzzy, our of focus star at low power (115x, 30mm) but mottled at high power (246x, 12.5), with a hint of a central star. An interesting object. Burnham reports the central star is 16th mv, so I probably didn't see it.
NGC 313210h 7m 0s-40 26' 0"80.8!! PN , vB, vL, lE *9 M, 4s dSAOC-112013/Mar/13 2:3:3A blue star surrounded by a disc of light, slightly mottled, and a bit brighter towards the edges.
NGC 313210h 7m 0s-40 26' 0"80.8!! PN , vB, vL, lE *9 M, 4s dBig Bend Nat ParkO-152016/Feb/4 3:13:4A bright blue halo around a pronounced central star.
NGC 324210h 24m 48s-18 38' 0"920.8! PN , vB, lE 147deg , 45" d, bluePC-82007/Jan/20 23:00:00Very nice. Like NGC 7662 in Andromeda. Round, no central star seen.
NGC 324210h 24m 48s-18 38' 0"920.8! PN , vB, lE 147deg , 45" d, bluePC-82007/Apr/20 21:00:00Bright, slightly mottled, a pale blue.
NGC 324210h 24m 48s-18 38' 0"920.8! PN , vB, lE 147deg , 45" d, bluePC-82008/Apr/12 21:30:00A light blue featureless disk with fuzzy edges. It appeared to be about 20" in diameter to me. The outer envelope was not visible. This was observed through the foliage of the cherry tree, so it is not too surprising that little was seen.
NGC 358711h 14m 48s55 1' 0"11.23.2!!, PN , vB, vL, R, vvg, vsbM, 150" d; = M97PC-82008/May/28 23:00:00The "owl" nebula. A faint planetary. It's surprising that Messier found it at all. The "eyes" were barely visible. Had I not known they were there, I would not have seen them.
NGC 358711h 14m 48s55 1' 0"11.23.2!!, PN , vB, vL, R, vvg, vsbM, 150" d; = M97Little TychoC-82012/Jan/28 23:36:37The veriest smudge, seen only in the 12.5 with telescope motion. That I saw it at all in these urban skies is remarkable.
NGC 358711h 14m 48s55 1' 0"11.23.2!!, PN , vB, vL, R, vvg, vsbM, 150" d; = M97Little TychoC-82012/Mar/27 3:12:21A large, pale disc, eef. Hard to see at all, even in tonight's excellent skies.
NGC 358711h 14m 48s55 1' 0"11.23.2!!, PN , vB, vL, R, vvg, vsbM, 150" d; = M97Big Bend Nat ParkO-152016/Feb/5 6:19:16The "eyes" were glimpsed. They are very low contrast.
NGC 436112h 24m 30s-18 48' 0"101.8vB, L, R, vsmbMN, rPC-82007/Apr/20 10:30:00 Faint, the central star was barely visible. It looks like a face on Sc galaxy through the 12.5mm Orthoscopic.
IC 356812h 32m 54s82 33' 0"120.1PN or neb *9.5; *13 p 15"LBRPC-112012/Feb/20 22:0:46A tiny, blue, disk, somewhat brighter towards the center. The 5mm did very nicely on it, now that the optics have setteled down. The temperature is 18° F now.
NGC 605816h 4m 24s40 41' 0"130.4pF, vS, R, stellarLBRP18 Obs2011/Jun/6 22:57:49A small, round patch. 14mv central star seen with averted vision.
IC 459316h 11m 42s12 4' 0"112.0PN , stellarLittle TychoC-82011/Jun/2 0:48:13A tiny, (~3") bright, blue planetary, looking brighter than its 11mv in Sinnott's NGC. Also listed as a Tycho and AC_2000 star.
NGC 621016h 44m 30s23 49' 0"90.2PN , vB, vS, R, disc & border (Nucl variable?)BC-82007/Jun/09 22:00:00A round, slightly fuzzy at the edges disc. It's bright, small, and pastel blue.
IC 463417h 1m 36s-21 50' 0"110.2PN , stellarLittle TychoC-82010/Sep/6 20:32:29A small, round spot in the sky, well seen despite the light pollution and the dusk.
NGC 630917h 14m 6s-12 55' 0"111.1close Dneb, 160deg , both B, eSLittle TychoC-82010/Jun/19 1:37:50An oblong smudge in pa 340d, with a 12mv star at it's center.
NGC 636917h 29m 18s-23 46' 0"131.1!! ring , pB, S, RPC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00Like a small, round version of M 57, the ring.
NGC 643917h 48m 19.8s-16 28' 44"12.60.1?York Co Star PartyC-112016/Jul/27 22:36:3A faint, round object. Not hard to see.
NGC 654317h 58m 36s66 38' 0"95.8PN , vB, pS, sbMvSNPC-82007/Sep/12 22:00:00A bright, pale blue disc. Not at all like it's HST photos!
NGC 654317h 58m 36s66 38' 0"95.8PN , vB, pS, sbMvSNLittle TychoC-82016/Jul/20 23:41:11A bright grey ellipse with a hint of blue in it. The center hole was elusive to say the least. It bears magnification well, being best in the 6mm, but still interesting in the 4mm.
NGC 657218h 12m 6s6 51' 0"90.1PN , vB, vS, R, l hazyBC-82007/May/22 23:00:00 Like a star that never focuses well. A pale blue or green planetary that looks brighter than the 8.7 Mv star 3 arc minutes west of it. It looks smaller than the size Burnham gives it, 15 x 12".
NGC 656718h 13m 42s-19 5' 0"120.1PN , stell, 11 mag, in a ClLBRPC-112010/Oct/8 20:29:59All of the stars look a bit fuzzy, as the telescope's optics have not yet cooled down, but N 6567 is a star with a faint halo around it.
NGC 662918h 25m 42s-23 12' 0"120.3plan or glob. cl. , pB, eeS, RFall Star PartyC-112010/Nov/3 20:44:54A small bright round patch, no central star seen.
NGC 664418h 32m 34.69s-25 7' 42"10.70.1x0.1?Fall Star PartyC-112014/Nov/21 18:52:58An almost stellar planetary, especially this close to the horizon.
NGC 672018h 53m 36s33 2' 0"9.02.5!!!, ring , B, pL, cE (in Lyra); = M57BC-82008/Jun/12 01:30:00 This was never seen better from the backyard. At 183x, some structure was seen in the ring as helical loops in it. No central star was seen.
NGC 672018h 53m 36s33 2' 0"9.02.5!!!, ring , B, pL, cE (in Lyra); = M57Little TychoC-82013/Aug/14 22:38:35Glimpsed a bit of detail in the ring itself. The 12mv star just to the east was easily seen, the 13mv star to the NW was much harder. M 57 itself was near the zenith when this observation was made.
NGC 672018h 53m 36s33 2' 0"9.02.5!!!, ring , B, pL, cE (in Lyra); = M57Little TychoC-82016/Jul/16 0:15:57Almost invisible in this bright moonlight! Very faint in all eyepieces, from the 24 to the 4mm.
IC 129518h 54m 36s-8 50' 0"151.4pB, pL, gbMLBRPO-182010/Aug/7 22:48:52A large, round smudge, with a faint central "hole" in it.
NGC 674119h 2m 36s-0 27' 0"110.1PN , stellarLittle TychoC-82009/Nov/28 19:31:17Tiny, but bright enough to see in tonight's moonlit, light polluted skies, thanks to the finder chart and a well aligned telescope.
NGC 674119h 2m 36s-0 27' 0"110.1PN , stellarLittle TychoC-82009/Nov/28 20:14:56Found it via the finder chart. It does indeed look stellar!
NGC 675119h 5m 54s-6 0' 0"130.3pB, SBC-82006/Oct/21 20:00:00A very faint planetary in the light pollution near downtown DC. Barely visible in the 24.5, 80X eyepiece. It was a bit better using the LPR filter on the 30mm.
NGC 676519h 11m 6s30 33' 0"0.6F, S, ELittle TychoC-82010/Oct/13 20:34:42The faintest, small smudge, in the center of a 3 star almost equilateral triangle. No sign of a central star or any other detail either. Found only with the finder chart. Not bad, for a moonlit night and urban skies.
NGC 677219h 14m 36.4s-2 42' 22"12.71.0?York Co Star PartyC-112016/Jul/28 0:20:17An eef, large blob. Very difficult, made more so by tonight's hazy skies.
IC_484619h 16m 28.29s-9 2' 35"11.9?x??LBRPC-112014/Oct/19 19:57:46A 12mv hazy star in the 12.5mm.
NGC 677819h 18m 24s-1 36' 0"130.3S, E, ill-defined discLBRPC-112010/Sep/4 21:29:54A round, uniform smudge. No central star seen. I 1298 turns out to be non existant.
NGC 678119h 18m 24s6 33' 0"121.8PN , F, L, R, vsbM disc, S* nfLittle TychoC-82010/Aug/31 22:20:57Not visible in tonight's light polluted skies.
NGC 678119h 18m 24s6 33' 0"121.8PN , F, L, R, vsbM disc, S* nfLBRPC-112012/Aug/18 22:38:30A faint round patch with a hint of darkening in the center.
NGC 678519h 18m 24.9s-1 35' 45"12.3?x??LBRPC-112014/Oct/25 19:33:5A nice, round, nebula. No central star seen. The C-11's position is off by a degree.
NGC 679019h 23m 12s1 31' 0"100.1PN , B, eS, stell = 9.5 magPC-82008/Oct/30 22:30:00A faint blue green dot. The color was very pastel. This was found only using a finder chart
NGC 680319h 31m 18s10 3' 0"110.1PN , stellarLittle TychoC-82010/Aug/30 21:35:35Field not found? Need to check.
NGC 680319h 31m 18s10 3' 0"110.1PN , stellarLittle TychoC-82010/Aug/30 22:13:12A stellar PN. Very slightly fuzzier than the other stars. Found only with the finder chart.
NGC 680319h 31m 18s10 3' 0"110.1PN , stellarLittle TychoC-82014/Aug/29 22:17:8Field found, the planetary was not!
NGC 680319h 31m 18s10 3' 0"110.1PN , stellarLittle TychoC-82016/Oct/25 20:5:26Definitely seen this time, but it took the 6 and 2.8mm to confirm its non stellar nature. A very tiny (1-2"?) planetary. An internet search next morning reveals that estimates of this planetaries size vary from 5 to 10" in size. The Aladin/DSS image shows it as 13" across, but a 10.6mv star has the same image size. Higher resolution images show an inner bright round nucleus about 4" in diameter, and a faint outer shell. Conclusion? Angular measurements using only an eyepiece are unreliable!
NGC 680419h 31m 36s9 13' 0"121.1cB, S, iR, rrrLBRPC-112010/Sep/4 21:41:44A round patch, with a 12mv star on it's west side. The central star was glimpsed.
NGC 680719h 34m 33.49s5 41' 4"12.0?x??LBRPC-112014/Oct/19 19:47:32I did see a 12mv star at the exact position of the planetary, and it vanished with direct vision, but the nebula must be smaller than 2".
NGC 681819h 44m 0s-14 9' 0"100.3PN , B, vS, RPC-82007/Sep/12 22:00:00A bright, pale blue doughnut. The "ring" shape of this nebula was barely apparent, it's central region was much brighter than M57's. When I looked directly at the nebula, it seemed to vanish, as my fovea could not see it.
NGC 682619h 44m 48s50 31' 0"102.3PN , B, pL, R, *11 MBC-82006/Oct/08 20:00:00A small, bright planetary. "Blinks" nicely at 133x. It appears grey, I could not see any green or blue color.
NGC 682619h 44m 48s50 31' 0"102.3PN , B, pL, R, *11 MBC-82007/Jun/21 03:00:00The "blinking" planetary appeared as a fuzzy star surrounded by nebulosity. I couldn't make it blink much, perhaps due to the brightness of the surrounding sky. One of the brighter planetaries.
NGC 682619h 44m 48s50 31' 0"102.3PN , B, pL, R, *11 MBC-82008/Jun/08 02:30:00 I saw the central star, but could not make it "blink". It takes darker skies for that. A nice deep sky object for urban skies, however.
NGC 682619h 44m 48s50 31' 0"102.3PN , B, pL, R, *11 MLittle TychoC-82012/Sep/21 22:4:5Central star easily seen, in a smaller aperture, it would blink nicely. Lovely!
NGC 683319h 49m 46.59s48 57' 42"12.10.1x0.1?LBRPC-112014/Oct/19 19:32:18A faint, hazy star which disapears with direct vision, unlike the other 12mv stars in the field. The bright part, at any rate is only about 4" across or less.
NGC 684219h 55m 0s29 17' 0"140.8F, pL, vlELittle TychoC-82010/Oct/29 19:32:50Not visible, much too faint. The field was found.
NGC 684219h 55m 0s29 17' 0"140.8F, pL, vlELittle TychoC-82013/Oct/2 21:42:10Not visible. Field found, and stars to 12.7mv were visible. Not the planetary. It'll need the 28cm!
NGC 685319h 59m 36s22 43' 0"8.115.2!!!, vB, vL, biN, iE (Dumbbell); = M27BC-82006/Oct/08 20:00:00 The "dumb-bell" structure was observed in the 30mm with the LPR filter. Unfiltered, M 27 is a very low contrast object in the light pollution, a far cry from the detail it shows in dark skies.
NGC 685319h 59m 36s22 43' 0"8.115.2!!!, vB, vL, biN, iE (Dumbbell); = M27BC-82006/Sep/17 21:00:00 The "dumb-bell" shape was seen this evening. Very nice object.
NGC 685319h 59m 36s22 43' 0"8.115.2!!!, vB, vL, biN, iE (Dumbbell); = M27BC-82007/Aug/17 22:00:00 Very faint in tonight's washed out skies.
NGC 685319h 59m 36s22 43' 0"8.115.2!!!, vB, vL, biN, iE (Dumbbell); = M27BC-82007/Sep/04 20:00:00 An oblong box of sky brightening. No "dumb-bell" or other detail seen in the backyard light pollution.
NGC 685319h 59m 36s22 43' 0"8.115.2!!!, vB, vL, biN, iE (Dumbbell); = M27BC-82007/Sep/12 22:30:00 Wow. In dark skies, this is spectacular. The southern "bell" is the brighter, and hints of mottling were seen. The nebula itself was washed out blue in color. The star field around it is dazzling.
NGC 685319h 59m 36s22 43' 0"8.115.2!!!, vB, vL, biN, iE (Dumbbell); = M27Little TychoC-82016/Aug/28 22:55:48A faint, hazy blob. It's "dumbell" shape can barely be made out in these hazy, light polluted skies. My faintest star tonight was 13.2mv. The nebula was best seen in the 15mm, it was apparent but featurless in the 24, and very faint but field filling in the 9mm.
NGC 676620h 10m 23.69s46 27' 42"10.9?x??Little TychoC-82014/Oct/17 21:7:49A tiny, almost stellar planetary. It took the 6mm to give a decent view of it's disk.
NGC 688420h 10m 24s46 28' 0"130.1PN , stellarLBRPC-112014/Sep/20 22:6:9Bright, almost stellar. A tiny disk with a hint of blue in it. In a field of many faint stars, it's hard to find.
NGC 687920h 10m 30s16 55' 0"130.1PN , stellar = 10mLittle TychoC-82010/Jul/30 23:2:27A tiny faint smudge in tonight's hazy sky.
NGC 688620h 12m 42s19 59' 0"120.1PN , stellar = 10mLBRPC-112011/Nov/18 20:44:52What distinguishes this 12mv planetary from a 12mv star is that it vanishes when one looks directly at it.
NGC 689120h 15m 12s12 42' 0"121.2PN , stellar = 9.5mBC-82006/Sep/02 20:30:00Suprisingly faint for a small planetary (15"x7").
IC 499720h 20m 12s16 45' 0"120.1PN , stellarLBRPC-112010/Sep/4 21:13:59A blue star that vanished when looked at directly. Looks brighter than 12mv.
NGC 690520h 22m 24s20 7' 0"121.7!!, PN , B, pS, R, 4 S st nrPC-82008/Oct/30 22:30:00A faint, round nebula, brighter to the south. No color seen
NGC 700821h 0m 36s54 33' 0"131.4cB, L, E 45deg +/- , r, ** attPC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00A nice double with the nebula just north of it. The nebula was small, and fairly bright, as nebulae go.
NGC 700921h 4m 12s-11 22' 0"81.7!!!, PN , vB, S, ellipticBC-82006/Jul/24 03:00:00 The celebrated "Saturn" nebula has never looked to me like saturn. It looks like a bright, blueish ellipse, with perhaps a hint of mottling. Perhaps darker skies and higher power will show more.
NGC 702621h 6m 18s47 51' 0"130.4pB, biN, PNBC-82008/Aug/09 00:50:00 A small but high surface brightness planetary. It was invisible in the 56, barely visible in the 30, and obvious in the 12.5 with averted vision. Even with the 12.5, it vanished with direct vision. There is a 10th mv star half an arc minute east of the nebula.
NGC 702621h 6m 18s47 51' 0"130.4pB, biN, PNLittle TychoC-82014/Oct/2 21:43:21An obvious bright, round patch. It seems brighter than its RNGC 13mv.
NGC 702721h 7m 6s42 14' 0"100.3PN , stellar = 8.5mBC-82006/Oct/21 20:00:00 A bright, pale blue planetary. Approximately 8"x5". Holds high power well (500x). The central star was not visible.
NGC 702721h 7m 6s42 14' 0"100.3PN , stellar = 8.5mLittle TychoC-82012/Sep/14 22:53:2Like a 10" binary surrounded by mist.
NGC 702721h 7m 6s42 14' 0"100.3PN , stellar = 8.5mLittle TychoC-82014/Aug/28 22:29:28A bright, peanut shaped planetary. Bears magnifying well. Best in the 9, but OK in the 4.
NGC 702721h 7m 6s42 14' 0"100.3PN , stellar = 8.5mLittle TychoC-82015/Jul/22 2:6:12A bright, blue white patch with fuzzy edges. Oblong in θ 300 or 120. The seeing is down to Pickering 2.
NGC 702721h 7m 6s42 14' 0"100.3PN , stellar = 8.5mLittle TychoC-82015/Sep/18 23:1:58A bright plantary. Seems to be elongated in PA 310d in a double lobed structure.
NGC 702721h 7m 6s42 14' 0"100.3PN , stellar = 8.5mLittle TychoC-82016/Aug/28 23:5:4A small, but bright planetary. Brightest along the eastern edge, which continues along the southern edge.
NGC 704821h 14m 12s46 16' 0"111.0pF, pL, dif, iR, vlbMLBRPC-112010/Sep/4 23:35:0A faint, round smudge, no central star seen. Burnham: central star 18mv.
IC_511721h 32m 30s44 35' 0"130.1PN , stellarLBRPC-112014/Sep/20 22:42:19There are 2-3 faint 13mv... stars just south of the marked spot, but none of them have that planetary haze. Aladin DSS: The planetary is there, 1' north of it's RNGC position, and its image shows diffraction spikes. It is, indeed, stellar.
IC_511721h 32m 30s44 35' 0"130.1PN , stellarLittle TychoC-82014/Oct/2 22:7:22An almost stellar planetary. Round, and easily seen, despite the moonlight. Best in the 6mm.
IC_514821h 59m 35.09s-39 23' 6"11.0?x??Fall Star PartyC-112014/Nov/18 19:34:57Object found but it looks stellar. Seeing about Pickering 2. Aladin, DSS: A ring planetary, but the nebula is too faint to see. I only saw the central star.
IC 521722h 23m 54s50 58' 0"130.1PN , stellarLittle TychoC-82010/Oct/17 1:51:17Faint and tiny, like Neptune's ghost. Best in the 6mm.
NGC 729322h 29m 36s-20 48' 0"12.8! pF, vL, E or biNPC-82006/Oct/13 23:00:00 The largest of the planetaries was faint. It's central hole was fainter still, but not as faint as the surrounding sky. A large, low contrast object.
NGC 729322h 29m 36s-20 48' 0"12.8! pF, vL, E or biNPC-82007/Oct/13 21:00:00 A large, faint circle in the sky. I could not see a ring or helical shape. The nebula was still in the eastern "soup" when I observed it this year, so the sky could have been darker.
NGC 735422h 40m 24s61 17' 0"130.3PN , B, S, R, pgvlbMLBRPC-112010/Oct/9 19:57:12A faint disk of light, vanishes with direct vision, the ring structure was not visible.
NGC 766223h 25m 54s42 33' 0"92.2!!! PN or ring , vB, pS, R, blue, variable NuclBC-82006/Jul/24 03:00:00One of the highest surface brightness planetaries in the sky, and easily found, even in this degree of light pollution. A blue disc, much like Uranus, although larger and fainter.
NGC 766223h 25m 54s42 33' 0"92.2!!! PN or ring , vB, pS, R, blue, variable NuclBC-82007/Sep/16 01:00:00A fuzzy, almost featureless pale blue disk with a hint of a central hole. The nebula vanished when viewed with the fovea in the 24.5. Not so the 12.5, as the image then spills over the retina's fovea.
NGC 766223h 25m 54s42 33' 0"92.2!!! PN or ring , vB, pS, R, blue, variable NuclLittle TychoC-82013/Sep/15 3:15:53A uniform blue grey disk.
NGC 766223h 25m 54s42 33' 0"92.2!!! PN or ring , vB, pS, R, blue, variable NuclLittle TychoC-82013/Nov/8 21:30:1A uniform disk, slightly dimmer towards the center, with fuzzy edges.
NGC 766223h 25m 54s42 33' 0"92.2!!! PN or ring , vB, pS, R, blue, variable NuclLittle TychoC-82015/Oct/12 22:2:27The central hole was glimpsed, as was a 13.3mv star just west of the nebula. Nice, dark night.