Basic object information
Object name: NGC 7009
Popular name: Saturn Nebula
Object type: Planetary nebula
Magnitude: 8.0
Size: 35.0"
Magnitude of central star: 12.9
Object classification: 4(6)
Description: !!! vB,S,elliptic
Notes: Saturn Nebula;H IV 1;bright blue-green disk

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 21h 04m 12.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -11 22' 00"

Constellation: Aquarius



Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Säijä, Lempäälä, Finland
Date/Time: 25/26.9.2008 0:10

Telescope: Newton 300/1500 mm

Magn: 429x

Filter: O-III

Field: 11'

NE Lim.mag: 6.5

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 3

Visuality: I

Height: 9


Weather: +1C

Saturn Nebula. High surface brightness, high magnification is needed to see details well. 429x shows a turquoise ring structure which is surrounded by fainter halo. The small wings on the both sides make it look like Saturn. No central star detected.