Basic object information

Object name: IC 2003
Object type: Planetary nebula
Magnitude: 11.4
Size: 20.0"
Magnitude of central star: 15.3
Object classification: 2
Description: pB,eS,lE ns,*13 n 4'',*12 sp 18''

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 03h 56m 24.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +33 53' 00"

Constellation: Perseus

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 4/5.12.2005 23:15

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 618x


Field: 5'

NE Lim.mag: 6.4

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 3

Height: 58
Visuality: I
Weather: -10C

Quite small but very bright planetary nebula in Perseus. Stellar at low powers but at 618x there are some details on view. A clearly brighter crescent-shaped area in SE quadrant, annular? A 13th mag star on the West-side. The planetary is stellar or overexposed disk in every photo I've seen so it would be nice to see other observations of this.