NGC 246ngc246


Planetary Nebula in Cetus
NGC 246
Mag 8.0
The Skull Nebula, The Pac Man Nebula, Caldwell 56


02/11/16
Goodness me, for a Caldwell Object C56 is very, very faint indeed, although it is low down through the rising mists!
No structure visible but quite interesting that there appear to be three stars of Mag 11 or so embedded in it, although they are probably sitting behind it
No sign of the Galaxy NGC 255 which is in the same 25mm FOV at Mag 11.6
Tried 12mm and UHC filter on NGC 246 but not any better and the three stars then disappeared