Basic object information

Object name: NGC 6751
Object type: Planetary nebula
Magnitude: 11.9
Size: 26.0"
Magnitude of central star: 13.0
Object classification: 3
Description: pB,S
Notes: Annular

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 19h 05m 54.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -6 00' 00"

Constellation: Aquila


Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Ahola, Joutseno, Finland
Date/Time: 19/20.8.2006 0:35

Telescope: 12" Meade LX 200 f/10 (300/3000 mm)

Magn: 600x

Filter: UHC

Field: 7'

NE Lim.mag: 6.0

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 3

Height: 18
Visuality: II
Weather: +12C, northern lights

Pretty bright oval (SW-NE) planetary in southern Aquila. Due low height and smoke from the forest fires in Russia the planetary was much harder than expected. It appears as an oval haze in 12" Meade LX 200 with Baader Hyperion 5 mm and UHC-filter. The center is clearly brighter which may inform of 13.8 mag central star. Actually I picked it up few times. No colour, UHC improves the contrast.