Planetary Nebula NGC
246 in Cetus
CCD image taken with a ST-6 CCD camera
thru Kopernik’s 20 inch F/8 telescope. The exposure was 10 minutes. The
field of view is approximately 5x7 arc minutes.
NGC 246 is a Planetary Nebula in
Cetus that was discovered in 1785 by William Herschel.
Description in The
Deep Sky Field Guide to Uranometria 2000:
Irregular disk with traces of ring
structure. Central star magnitude = 11.95.
Quote from Dreyer's New
General Catalog (NGC):
- NGC 246 (Other ID: PK 118-74.1)
- Magnitude: 8.0 photographic;
- Constellation: Cetus
- RA: 00h 47m 00.9s
- Dec: -11° 52' 38"
- Size (min):
- Classification: planetary
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George Normandin, KAS
March 14th, 2001