Contains: NGC 7008
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NGC 7008 Fetus Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Skywatcher Explorer 200PDS

Imaging camera: QHYCCD QHY9M

Mount: Skywatcher NEQ6 PRO Synscan

Guiding telescope or lens: Skywatcher 9x50 finderscope

Guiding camera: QHYCCD QHY5L-IIc

Focal reducer: Baader MPCC Mk III

Software: PixinsightPhotoshop

Filters: Baader Red 2"Baader L 2''Baader Blue 2"Baader Green 2"

Accessories: QHYCCD QHY 2" Filter wheelSeletek Armadillo

Resolution: 3256x2456

Dates: Oct. 5, 2016

Baader Blue 2": 5x180" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Green 2": 5x180" -20C bin 1x1
Baader L 2'': 14x180" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Red 2": 5x180" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 1.4 hours

Flats: ~15

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 4.04 days

Avg. Moon phase: 17.38% job: 1268352

RA center: 315.333 degrees

DEC center: 54.477 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.105 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 175.481 degrees

Field radius: 0.626 degrees

Locations: Puolivälinkangas - Oulu, Oulu, Finland


NGC 7008 (PK 93+5.2), also known as the Fetus Nebula is a planetary nebula with a diameter of approximately 1 light-year located at a distance of 2800 light years in northern Cygnus. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1787, in Slough, England




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NGC 7008 Fetus Nebula,