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Dr. Anthony Recascino
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planetary nebula (selected images)
 

The observations and images below were captured using a variety of telescopic systems. They include a Meade 12 inch LX200, Meade 16 and the use of 2 (14 inch CST's) remote scopes (Slooh). Imaging devices used; DSI's, Starshoot's, etc.

My interest in planetary nebula is something that has only recently come about over the last few years. Though I have have had the opportunity to view them over the years, it is only now that I have come to truly appreciate their true beauty. I have found that next to observing and imaging globular clusters nothing compares to the impressive beauty of the Ring nebula, Cat's Eye or the Eskimo planetary nebula. Planetary nebula number in the thousands allowing for a great many targets for astrographing. The images below are just a few of the many planetary nebula that I have observed over the past few years.

 

7662   7009   Cats Eye   Eskimo
NGC 7662 Snowball Nebula
Andromeda (Mag. 9)
  NGC 7009 Saturn Nebula
Aquarius (Mag. 7.8)
  NGC 6543 Cats Eye Nebula
Draco (Mag. 10)
  NGC 2392 Eskimo Nebula
Gemini (Mag. 10)
 
M57   Owl   Helix   650-1
NGC 6720 Ring Nebula
Lyra (Mag. 8.8)
  NGC 3587 Owl Nebula
Ursa Major (Mag. 9.9)
  NGC 7293 Helix Nebula
Aquarius (Mag. 7.3)
  NGC 650/1
Perseus (Mag, 10.1)
 
NGC 2346   PK264-ob-1   NGC 2452   IC 418
NGC 2346/The Butterfly Imaged
11-26-09 Monoceros (Mag. 11.6)
  PK264 OB 1 Imaged 12-22-09
Vela (Mag. 12)
  NGC 2452 Imaged 1-5-10
Puppis (Mag. 12.2)
  IC 418 Imaged 1-8-10
Lepus (Mag. 9.3)
 
NGC 6891   NGC 1360   40   Ornament
NGC 6891
Delphinus (Mag. 9)
  NGC 1360
Fornax (Mag. 9.4)
  NGC 40 Bowtie Nebula
Cepheus (Mag. 11)
  NGC 7048 Ornament Nebula
Serpens (Mag. 9)
 
NGC 6309   x   x   x
NGC 6309 Imaged 2/21/10
Ophuichus (Mag. 12)
  NGC 2438
Puppis (Mag. 10)
  NGC 1501 Camels Eye Nebula
Camelopardis (Mag 11)
  NGC 1514 Imaged 2/13/09
 
NGC 3242   x   3195   2793
NGC 3242 Imaged 2-13-09
Delphinus (Mag. 9)
  NGC 2371/72 Imaged 2-13-09
Fornax (Mag. 9.4)
  NGC 3195 Imaged 2-25-09
Chamaeleon (Mag. 11.6)
  NGC 2792 Imaged 2-6-09
Vela (Mag.14)
 
NGC 2610   NGC 6894   NGC 6803   NGC 6337
NGC 2610 Imaged 4-28-09
Hydra (Mag. 14)
  NGC 6894 Imaged 6-08-09
Cygnus (Mag. 14)
  NCG 6803 Imaged 6-22-09
Aquila (Mag. 11.3)
  NGC 6337 Imaged 6-23-09
Scorpius (Mag. 14)
 
NGC 6826   NGC 6781   NGC 6302   NGC 4631
NGC 6826 Blinking Nebula
Cygnus (Mag. 10)
  NGC 6781 Imaged 6-26-09
Aquila (Mag. 11.4)
  NGC 6302 Imaged 6-26-09
Scorpius (Mag. 13)
  NGC 4361
Corvus (Mag. 10)
 
M27   IC 1295   NGC 6818   NGC 1535
M 27 aka NGC 6853 Dumdbell Nebula
Vulpecula (Mag. 7.4)
  IC 1295 Imaged 4-5-10
Ophuichus (Mag. 15)
  NGC 6818 Little Gem Imaged 10-12-09
Sagittarius (Mag. 9.3)
  NGC 1535
Eridanus (Mag. 10.)
 
NGC 4071   NGC 6445   IC 5148   NGC 6365
NGC 4071
Musca (Mag. 13)
  NGC 6445 Imaged 7-1-09
Sagittarius (Mag. 13)
  IC 5148 Imaged 7-1-09
Grus (Mag. 13)
  NGC 6563 Imaged 7-10-09
Sagittarius (Mag. 14)
 
NGC 7354   Campbells Star   IC 289   NGC 7027

NGC 7354 Imaged 9-30-09
Cepheus (Mag. 12.9)

  Campbells Hydr. Star Image 10-3-09
Cygnus (Mag. 10)
  IC 289 Imaged 10-3-09
Cassiopeia (Mag. 12.3)
  NGC 7027 Imaged 10-3-09
Cygnus (Mag. 10.4)
 
IC 1747   Abell 4   NGC 246   NGC 7094
IC 1747 Imaged 10-2-09
Cassiopeia (Mag. 10.4)
  Abell 4 Imaged 10-3-09
Cassiopeia (Mag. 14.4)
  NGC 246 Re-imaged 10-8-09
Cetus (Mag. 8)
  NGC 7094 Imaged 10-12-09
Pegasus (Mag. 13.7)
 
NGC 6804   Pease 1   Pease 1   NGC 6778

NGC 6804 Imaged 10-13-09
Aquila (Mag. 12)

  Pease 1 Imaged 8-21-09
Pegasus (Mag. 14.9)
  Pease 1with target marker.
Notice off color star...this is Pease 1
  NGC 6778 Imaged 10-15-09
Aquila (Mag. 13)
 
IC 351   IC 2149   Sh-71   NGC 2022
IC 351 Imaged 10-20-09
Perseus (Mag. 12)
  IC 2149 Imaged 10-20-09
Auriga (Mag. 11.2)
  Sh 2-71 Imaged 10-20-09
Aquila (Mag. 13)
  NGC 2022 Imaged 10-22-09
Orion (Mag. 12)
 
IC 5217   IC 2165   NGC 3132   NGC 2440

IC 5217 Imaged 10-30-09
Lacerta (Mag. 12.7)

  IC 2165 Imaged 10-31-09
Canis Major (Mag. 10.6)
  NGC 3132 Imaged 11-7-09
Vela (Mag. 8)
  NGC 2440 Imaged 11-26-09
Puppis (Mag. 11)
 
4634   PK264-ob-1   NGC 7008   NGC 6833
IC 4634 Imaged 4-4-10
Ophuichus (Mag. 12)
  PK264 OB 1 Imaged 12-22-09
Vela (Mag. 12)
  NGC 7008 Imaged 4-22-10
Cygnus (Mag. 13)
  NGC 6833 Imaged 4-22-10
Cygnus (Mag. 14)
 
NGC 2818   M3-6   Frosty Leo   J320

NGC 2818 Imaged 1-8-10
Pyxis (Mag. 11.9)

  M3-6 Imaged 1-11-10
Pyxis (Mag. 11)
  Frosty Leo Imaged 1-11-10
Leo (Mag. 12.5)
  J320 Imaged 1-16-10
Orion (Mag. 12)
 
IC 3568   J900   Jones1   IC2003
IC 3568 Imaged 1-20-10
Camelopardalis (Mag. 9.6)
  J900 Imaged 1-21-10
Gemini (Mag. 12.2)
  Jones 1Imaged 1-27-10
Pegasus (Mag. 15)
  IC 2003 Imaged 2-3-10
Perseus (Mag. 13)
 
M1-7   IC4593   NGC 6058   NGC 6210

M1-7 Imaged 2-7-10
Gemini (Mag. 13)

  IC4593 Imaged 3-10-10
Hercules (Mag. 10.9)
  NGC 6058 Imaged 3-10-10
Hercules (Mag. 13.3)
  NGC 6210 Imaged 3-10-10
Hercules (Mag. 9)
 
NGC 5873   NGC 6026   NGC 6742   Abell 21
NGC 5873 Image 3-11-10
Lupus (Mag. 11)
  NGC 6742 Imaged 3-12-10
Draco (Mag. 15)
  NGC 6026 Imaged 3-12-10
Lupus (Mag. 13)
  Abell 21Aka Medusa Imaged 1-15-10
Gemini (Mag. 13)
 
NGC 6369   NGC 6153   NGC 6072   NGC 6765

NGC 6369 Imaged 3/21/10
Ophuichus (Mag. 12.9)

  NGC 6153 Imaged 3/21/10
Scorpius (Mag. 11)
  NGC 6072 Imaged 3/21/10
Scorpius (Mag. 14)
  NGC 6765 Imaged 3/21/10
Lyra (Mag. 12.9)
 
M2-9   NGC 6572   NGC 3918   NGC 6881
M2-9 Imaged 4/1/10
Ophuichus (Mag. 14)
  NGC 6572 Imaged 4/1/10
Ophuichus (Mag. 12)
  NGC 3918 Blue Planetary Imaged 4-12-10
Centaurus (Mag. 8.1)
  NGC 6881 Imaged 4-17-10
Cygnus (Mag. 13.6)
 
NGC 6884   NGC 7026   IC 4699   IC 4997

NGC 6884 Imaged 4-17-10
Cygnus (Mag. 11)

  NGC 7026 Imaged 4-17-10
Cygnus (Mag. 10.9)
  IC 4699 Imaged 4-25-10
Telescopium (Mag. 12)
  IC 4997 Imaged 5-2-10
Sagitta (mag. 11.6)
 
NGC 6790   NGC 6807   NGC 6886   NGC 6879
NGC 6790 Imaged 5-2-10
Aquilla (Mag. 10.2)
  NGC 6807 Imaged 5-2-10
Aquilla (Mag. 14)
  NGC 6886 Imaged 5-2-10
Sagitta (Mag. 12)
  NGC 6879 Imaged 3-2-10
Sagitta (Mag. 13)
 
NGC 6537   NGC 6565   NGC 6578   NGC 6629

NGC 6537 Imaged 5-10-10
Sagittarius (Mag. 13)

  NGC 6565 Imaged 5-10-10
Sagittarius (Mag. 12)
  NGC 6578 Imaged 5-10-10
Sagittarius (Mag. 15)
  NGC 6629 Imaged 5-10-10
Saggitarius (Mag. 11.5)
 
NGC 6644            
NGC 6644 Imaged 5-10-10
Sagittarius (Mag. 11.5)
 
 
 
 
             


 
 
 
 

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