Basic object information

Object name: IC 2149
Object type: Planetary nebula
Magnitude: 10.6
Size: 34.0"
Magnitude of central star: 11.3
Object classification: 3b(2)
Description: S,vB

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 05h 56m 24.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +46 06' 00"

Constellation: Auriga

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 8/9.3.2005 21:20

Telescope: Newton 406/1830 mm

Magn: 487x


Field: 6'

NE Lim.mag: 6.1

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 3

Height: 64
Visuality: I
Weather: -11C, strong wind, northern lights

IC 2149 is clearly elongated in W-E direction, egg-shaped. Very high surface brightness, but it needs 100x to be identified as a planetary nebula. The central star was easily visible inside the nebula. Slight bluish colour.