Basic object information

Object name: NGC 6826
Popular name: Blinking Planetary
Object type: Planetary nebula
Magnitude: 8.8
Size: 36.0"
Magnitude of central star: 10.7
Object classification: 3a(2)
Description: Planetary,B,pL,R,*11m
Notes: H IV 73;Blinking Planetary;PK83+12.1

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 19h 44m 48.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +50 32' 00"

Constellation: Cygnus

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Manskivi, Hollola, Finland
Date/Time: 30/1.10.2005 1:15

Telescope: Newton 406/1830 mm

Magn: 600x


Field: 5'

NE Lim.mag: 6.4

Background sky: 4

Seeing: 3

Height: 49
Visuality: I
Weather: +3C, moist

Very bright bluish planetary, elongated in W-E direction. A 10th mag central star is surrounded by nebula which contains three different layers. All are visible with direct vision at 600x. The sketch is made through striking fog at annual Deep-Sky meeting in Manskivi.