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Observation by Loyd Overcash: PK 164+31.1 or Jones-Emberson 1

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Paul Downing, FRAS


Loyd Overcash


2021 Feb 10 - 17:00


2021 Feb 13 - 09:21

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Field centre

RA: 07h57m
Dec: +53°24'
Position angle: +87°32'

Field size

0°23' × 0°16'

  • 14.5" RC Scope
  • ZWO 2600mm camera

110 mins in 5 minute sub frames


Fort Davis, Texas, USA

Target name

PK 164+31.1


PK 164+31.1 or Jones-Emberson 1

About this image

Loyd is based in Houston, Texas but does his astronomy from his observatory in Fort Davis, within sight of the McDonald observatory. Jones-Emberson 1, also known as the Headphone Nebula, is a 14th magnitude planetary nebula in the constellation of Lynx at a distance of 1600 light years. It is a larger planetary with low surface brightness. The 16.8-magnitude central star is a very blue white dwarf.

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