Basic object information

Object name: NGC 2242
Object type: Planetary nebula
Magnitude: 15.0
Size: 22.0"
Magnitude of central star: 17.6
Object classification: 2
Description: eeF,vS,R,F* nf

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 06h 34m 06.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +44 47' 00"

Constellation: Auriga

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 9/10.3.2005 21:25

Telescope: Newton 406/1830 mm

Magn: 487x

Filter: UHC

Field: 6'

NE Lim.mag: 6.3

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 2

Height: 66
Visuality: III
Weather: -15C, strong northern wind

Very faint planetary nebula in Auriga. It took a long time to see any details. The nebula is 3:2 elongated in NE-SW direction, the center is somewhat brighter but I didn't see a central star. Both heads are also a little bit brighter. An UHC filter improves a contrast.