Object name: IPHASXJ200018.7+365934

Designation(s): IPHASXJ200018.7+365934,

IPHASX J200018+365934 also known as NeVe 2, is a planetary nebula candidate in the heart of Cygnus. The brilliant star that made processing this a nightmare is 25 Cygni, a B3IV 5th magnitude star. The image is so star-filled I couldn\'t get it below 1 meg in size. Finding the planetary candidate is almost a \"Where\'s Waldo\" challenge. Fortunately, it is 30\" in size and not star-like. I see no central star but the blue disk with a red outer ring is sometimes seen in planetaries. It\'s hard to see it as anything else to my eye.

This one was brought up last July by a forum post asking what it was? Once I figured it out I added it to my short list of objects. Like most nights last summer neither seeing or transparency was very good but it was registering so I just gave it double my standard exposure time to make up for the horrid transparency. The first reference to it as a possible planetary nebula was in the Strasbourg-ESO Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae Strasbourg-ESO Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae in 1992. Then again in 2009 in this paper: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009A%26A...504..291V . Apparently no definite answer to its nature is known as yet. It\'s one of several hundred such nebulae. An imaging task I doubt I\'ll undertake, I have too many on the to-do list as it is.

14\" LX200R @ f/10, L=8x10\' RGB=2x10\', STL-11000XM, Paramount ME