Planetary Nebula NGC 7048 in Cygnus

NGC 7048, a planetary nebula
CCD image taken with an SBIG ST-9E/AO-7 CCD camera thru Kopernik's 20 inch F/8.1 telescope. The exposure was 10 minutes, and the image scale is 8 x 8 arc minutes, with North at the top.

Description of NGC 7048 in: Dreyer's New General Catalog (NGC):

Description in: The Deep Sky Field Guide to Uranometria 2002:

This Planetary Nebula is located in the Constellation of Cygnus. F. Sabbadin estimated the distance of NGC 7048 to be 6,200 light years (1986, A&AS 64, 579). There are slight errors in the cataloged position. The coordinates shown below were measured from the Kopernik image.

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George Normandin, KAS

December 19th, 2002