Object name: IC1454

Designation(s): IC1454,

IC 1454/Abell 81 is the northernmost of the Abell planetary nebula located in Cepheus only 9.56 degrees from the pole. There\'s a wide range of distance values for this one. I\'ll go with the one at http://cdsads.u-strasbg.fr/cgi-bin/nph-bib_query?2004MNRAS.353..589P&db_key=AST&nosetcookie=1
which puts it a bit over 17,000 light-years away. It was discovered by William Denning on August 9, 1891.

It is about 38\" of arc across. Catalogs list it at 14 and 15th magnitude with an 18.8 magnitude central star. Other than this I can\'t find much on it. Even less on the field. Only a few of the galaxies are in NED, none have much data let alone redshift data. Thus I didn\'t prepare an annotated image. This lack of data is common for far northern objects.

For a list of all Abell planetary (and a few that aren\'t really planetary nebulae) see: http://www.astronomy-mall.com/Adventures.In.Deep.Space/abellcat.htm

14\" LX 200R @ f/10, L=4x10\' RGB=2x10\', STL-11000XM, Paramount ME