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Last update: 2017-09-20

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- Planetary Nebulas (Per) -

And (1) Cep (9) Dra (2) Lep (1) Peg (2) Tau (1)
Aql (22) Cet (1) Eri (1) Lyn (1) Per (4) UMa (1)
Aqr (2) Cnc (1) Gem (3) Lyr (5) Pup (2) Vul (3)
Aur (1) Crv (1) Her (6) Mon (1) Sct (2)
Cam (1) Cyg (20) Hya (2) Oph (1) Sge (4)
Cas (8) Del (3) Lac (4) Ori (2) Sgr (3)

Abell 4 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: Abell 4, PK144-15.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Per
Coordinates: 02h45m23.67s / +42°33'04.94"
Brightness / Size: b15.6 mag / 0.4x0.4'
8" f/6, 80x + [OIII], Bortle 3, SQM-L 21.3
Small, round, evenly bright nebula.

MODERATE
12.5" f/4.5, 96x + [OIII], Bortle 3, SQM-L 21.3
Evident with averted vision, small, round, evenly bright. Almost visible with direct vision.
EASY

IC351 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: IC351, PK159-15.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Per
Coordinates: 03h47m33.14s / +35°02'48.51"
Brightness / Size: v12.3 mag / 0.1x0.1'
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 7, NELM 5.0
At 37x stellar and well visible with averted vision, at 96x slightly extended and visible with direct vision. At 171x still very compact, roundish, extended. Overall fairly bright.
EASY

IC2003 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: IC2003, PK161-14.1
Type: PN
Constellation: Per
Coordinates: 03h56m22.03s / +33°52'29.27"
Brightness / Size: v12.6 mag / 0.1x0.1'
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 4-
At 37x stellar, at 96x slightly extended with averted vision. At 171x round, quite compact, but extended. Overall fairly bright. The nebula is located within a group of brighter stars, so it can be easily confused with a star. High magnification and detailed chart helps.
EASY

M76 (PN)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: M76, NGC650, NGC651, PK130-10.1, H1.193, Little Dumbbell Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: Per
Coordinates: 01h42m19.95s / +51°34'31.15"
Brightness / Size: v10.1 mag / 2.7x1.8'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.1, SQM-L 21.0

FAILED
B 70mm, 16x, Bortle 3, NELM 6.4
When knowing the exact position fairly easily visible with averted vision as quite small, nearly stellar brightening.

MODERATE
4.5" f/8, 75x, NELM 3.9+
Almost full moon with an angular distance to M76 of about 60°: Only visible with averted vision, relatively small, roundish, diffuse, structureless. Overall quite faint.

MODERATE
4.5" f/8, 100x, Bortle 7
At 28x a small, diffuse brightening, which can be seen quite well with averted vision. At 100x slightly elongated, whereby the shape appears irregular.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.0+, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.8: Barely visible with direct vision, evident with averted vision, relatively small. Shape of a dumbbell perceptible, otherwise oval. I only had a short look, because the comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) was the main target.
EASY