NGC 7293, Planetary Nebula in Aquarius – Johannes Schilling - Lonsee
NGC 7293, Planetary Nebula in Aquarius – Johannes Schilling – Lonsee

NGC 7293, also known as Helix Nebula, Planetary Nebula in Aquarius

NGC 7293 is the largest and closest planetary nebula in the heavens

Size: 12’X10′ (without the weak immense halo, I think ) and 7.3m

Central star: 13.4m

Dist.: 522 LY

October 24th and 30th, 2013, altogether 2 hours

Observed and sketched with a 25X100 Binocular, equipped with UHC filters

Stars are sketched without filters

Location: Swabian Mountains, Germany, very good transparency at second evening for observing hints of the halo

Observer: Dr. Johannes Schilling ,Lonsee

Planetary Nebula NGC 6905 - Dr. Johannes Schilling - Lonsee
Planetary Nebula NGC 6905 – Dr. Johannes Schilling – Lonsee

NGC 6905, Planetary Nebula in Delphin

10.8m, 1,2′

Observed and sketched with 406mm Newton, 462X, without filter

An inexhaustible little world! Deviant in some important visible details from photos.

October 1st and 2nd 2013, altogether 140 minutes

First evening: Hazy sky, but good seeing. Second evening: Very good transparency, but strong wind.

Location: Swabian Mountains near Lonsee, Germany

Observer: Dr.Johannes Schilling, Lonsee