Basic object information

Object name: Howell-Crisp 1
Object type: Planetary Nebula
Magnitude: 14.0
Size: 1.0'

Catalog information

RA: 06h 21m 41 s
Dec: +23 35 ' 13 "

Constellation: Gemini


Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 16/17-17/18.1.2007 22:45 (17/18.1)

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 176x-457x

Filter: O-III

Field: 9'

NE Lim.mag: 6.4

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 3

Visuality: V

Height: 52


Weather: -1C, windy, northern lights

I have tried to see this recently found planetary nebula two times before but without success. This sketch is a composite from two different nights (16/17 & 17/18) and at two different magnifications (457x & 176x). At first night I used too high magnification (457x) and it failed. The second night was lot better, I used 176x and N-filters. The best view was with Lumicon O-III, but it was also visible with Baader O-III & UHC. The nebula is very faint, roundish haze with averted vision.