Kohoutek 1-16 (K 1-16, PK 94 + 27.1, PN G094.0 + 27.4)

 Posted: 6 Sep, 2020
Kohoutek 1-16 (K 1-16, PK 94 + 27.1, PN G094.0 + 27.4)
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Technical Info
Telescope or Lens: 8" Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain CPC800 GPS (XLT)
Camera: Starlight Xpress Trius SX694
Mount: equatorial wedge
Guide Scope: Baader 61x250mm
Guide Camera: ASI120MM
Software: MaxIm DL6, PHD2, PixInsight, StarTools, Photoshop CC, Zoner photo studio 14
Accessories: reducer Starizona Night Owl 0.4х, filters Astrodon LRGB E-series gen 2, Astrodon Ha 5nm, Astrodon OIII 3nm
65 x 150" ISO/Gain: 0 - Astrodon L
24 x 150" ISO/Gain: 0 - Astrodon R
24 x 150" ISO/Gain: 0 - Astrodon G
24 x 150" ISO/Gain: 0 - Astrodon B
43 x 600" ISO/Gain: 0 - Astrodon Ha 5nm
34 x 600" ISO/Gain: 0 - Astrodon OIII 3nm
Yellow zoneLight Pollution:
 Chervonograd, Ukraine
18 h 33 m
Kohoutek 1-16 (K 1-16, PK 94 + 27.1, PN G094.0 + 27.4) is a planetary nebula in the constellation Draco.
Distance to K 1-16 is estimated at 7000 light years. The apparent size of the nebula is 130"x100" and the integral magnitude is about 14.6m. The blueish star in the center is the associated white dwarf (WD 1821+643). High-speed photometry of the central star of the planetary nebula Kohoutek 1-16 shows it to be a low-amplitude pulsating variable. The dominant period is 28.3 minutes, with a semiamplitude that is usually about 0.01 mag.
Below and slightly to the left of K 1-16 (near the nebula itself), a bluish star-shaped object is visible. This is the quasar KUV 18217+6419, one of the brightest objects of this type in the sky. This stellar object was discovered in 1977 as an X-ray source by the HEAO1 satellite (H). With the same property it was observed again in 1980 by the Einstein satellite (E) with higher precision. In 1981, a stellar object of v=14.1m was found as the optical counterpart. Follow-up spectroscopic investigations revealed a Seyfert 1-spectrum, which led to the quasar classification. Just one year earlier, this quasar was found independently in the optical (v=14.24 m) by the KISO-Survey (KUV), searching for UV-bright stellar sources. The distance to the quasar is about 3.4 billion light years.

This image taken in August 2020.
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