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A faint, faint, faint... wait, REALLY faint nebula!, 


            Luigi Fontana
A faint, faint, faint... wait, REALLY faint nebula!

A faint, faint, faint... wait, REALLY faint nebula!

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Orion ODK 12"

Imaging camera:SBIG STL-11000

Mount:10Micron GM2000 QCI

Guiding telescope or lens:Vixen 60/700

Guiding camera:Lodestar


Filter:Baader Planetarium H-Alpha Filter

Resolution: 744x660

Dates:July 9, 2016

Frames: 22x600"

Integration: 3.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 26.47% job: 1153905

RA center: 16.797 degrees

DEC center: 73.555 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.837 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.586 degrees

Field radius: 0.254 degrees

Locations: Lierna, Lierna (LC), LC, Italy


PK 124+10.1 is a really faint planetary nebula (or SNR, I'm not sure) in Cassiopea. Night-long exposure in H-alfa for my friend Piero Mazza, who observed this nebula with his 60cm Dobson and asked for a photo. Since this nebula is visible with a big scope, I think it has a significant OIII component. Image heavly cropped and collected in binning 2. SQM around 20,1, Bortle 5. Will try the OIII component another day.

PK 124+10.1 è una debolissima planetaria (o un residuo di supernova, ho trovato fonti contrastanti) in Cassiopea. Esposizione "tutta notte" per l'amico Piero Mazza, che l'ha osservata col suo 60 e voleva una foto. In realtà la voleva a colori, ma vista la debolezza ho cominciato con l'Halfa. Dato che la nebulosa è accessibile visualmente, immagino abbia una forte componente OIII, o non vedo come sia possibile °_° Immagine ripresa sotto un cielo mediocre (SQM circa 20,1, Bortle 5). Immagine croppata pesantemente, ripresa in binning 2.



Luigi Fontana
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A faint, faint, faint... wait, REALLY faint nebula!, 


            Luigi Fontana