Basic object information
Object name: IC 4406
Object type: Planetary nebula
Magnitude: 10.2
Size: 1.8'
Magnitude of central star: 17.4 Object classification: 4(3)
Description: E 80 deg
Notes: Annular;N2-- Stellar ?;pB diffused disk 20''--Hartung

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 14h 22m 24.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -44 09' 00"

Constellation: Lupus

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Pico de la Nieve (1900 m), La Palma, Spain
Date/Time: 3/4.4.2008 2:30

Telescope: Newton 110/805 mm

Magn: 230x


Field: 21'

NE Lim.mag: 6.8

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 5

Height: 15
Visuality: II
Weather: +8C, strong wind

Strong wind and bad seeing, perfect combination to planetary hunting. IC 4406 is elongated in SW-NE direction and is brighter in the middle. The west edge is bit longer than eastern which makes nebula asymmetric.