Saturday, 3 October 2015

NGC 40 / The Bow Tie nebula

NGC 40
Constellation - Cepheus
Planetary nebula
Distance 2700 ly
Mag 10.6

Date 2/10/15
Transparency 7/10
SQM 21.2

Telescope 12" f/5.3
EP 6mm Baader Morpheus x245 (TFoV 18')
Astronomik OIII

Sketch notes -
Fairly small at x245, a OIII help show an almost rectangular shape, the two longest sides appeared slightly brighter. I had a couple glimpses of an outer halo, maybe a UHC type filter would show this better?

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