Object name: PK49+2.1

Designation(s): PK49+2.1,

PN G049.4+02.4/M 4-12/Hen 2-428/PK 049+02.1 among its many designations is a rather distorted planetary nebula in northern Aquila. Its shape is likely due to distortions caused by its interaction with the interstellar medium. I found one paper putting it at 1000 parsecs +/- 100 parsecs. Several papers say the central star is a binary star.

As a bonus, there\'s a second planetary in the image. Its central star is very bright and hides most of it. This would be a good candidate for narrowband imaging which would dim the central star allowing the nebula to be seen. It is PN G049.3+02.3. See the cropped annotated image at 0.67\" per pixel to find it.

14\" LX200R @ f/10, L=4x10\' RGB=2x10, STL-11000XM, Paramount ME