Planetary Nebula Pk
318+41.1 in Virgo
CCD image taken with an ST-9E CCD camera thru Kopernik's
20-inch F/8.1 telescope. The image scale is about 8' x 8' arc minutes,
with North at the top. The exposure was 13 minutes.
Description of Pk 318+41.1 in
The Deep Sky Field Guide to Uranometria 2000:
- Irregular disk with traces of ring
structure, involved in a larger and fainter disk of irregular form and
vary uneven brightness distribution.
- central star magnitude = 11.51
- Alternate name Abell 36
- Discovered by Abell in 1955
Note that this planetary nebula has
an extremely low surface brightness and is assumed to be rather old. This
type of object normally covers a much smaller area of the sky.
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- Pk 318+41.1
- Other ID: Abell 36
- Magnitude: 16.3
- Constellation: Virgo
- RA: 13h 40m 37.8s
- Dec: -19° 53' 10"
- Size (min):
- Classification: Planetary
nebula, Irregular disk, traces of ring structure.
George Normandin, KAS
May 16th, 2002