Jones 1 Planetary Nebula in Pegasus
 with 10" f/3.9 Astrograph
Uploaded 10/26/16

This magnificent "Cornflower Blue" planetary is roughly horseshoe shaped and of a very low surface brightness. Listed at around 15th magnitude, the central star seen clearly here in the center as a blue object is 16th magnitude. At 5 arc minutes in size, this is about half the size of the globular in Hercules, M13. Ive posted two images here. The upper image is the direct shot, and the lower is labeled. Identifying the small objects in the field is half the fun! Ive circled all the faint 18th and 19th magnitude galaxies plotted on Cartes du Ciel, and found one asteroid at the bottom, which is nameless - just has a numerical designation. It is in the 20,000 range number wise and is currently at 19.1 magnitude.
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Instrument: 10" f/3.9 Orion Astrograph Newtonian with Baader MPCC Mount: Astrophysics 1200 QMD CCD Camera: SBIG 10XME NABG with Enhanced Water Cooling Guider: Meade DSI Pro w/80mm piggyback refractor Exposure: LRGB = 50:20:20:20 AstroDon RGB Combine Ratio: 1: 1.05: 1.2 Location: Payson, Arizona, Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing FWHM = 3 arcsec , Transparency 9/10 Outside Temperature: 45 F CCD Temperature: -20 C Image Processing Tools: Maxim DL6: Calibration, deblooming (Starizona Debloomer), aligning, stacking PixInsight: Curves, Deconvolution Photoshop CS2: Curves, Color Correction, Gradient removal (Grad Xterminator), Cleanup HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS