Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)
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Ferrero 6 (Fe 6) Planetary Nebula • IPHASX J015624.9+652830, 



    
        

            Douglas J Struble
Ferrero 6 (Fe 6) Planetary Nebula • IPHASX J015624.9+652830
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Ferrero 6 (Fe 6) Planetary Nebula • IPHASX J015624.9+652830

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Ferrero 6 (Fe 6) Planetary Nebula • IPHASX J015624.9+652830, 



    
        

            Douglas J Struble
Ferrero 6 (Fe 6) Planetary Nebula • IPHASX J015624.9+652830
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Ferrero 6 (Fe 6) Planetary Nebula • IPHASX J015624.9+652830

Acquisition details

Dates:
Sept. 30, 2021 ·  Nov. 22, 2021 ·  Nov. 23, 2021
Frames:
Astrodon Ha 5nm: 852×120(28h 24′) (gain: 200.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Astrodon OIII 3nm: 1545×120(51h 30′) (gain: 200.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Astronomik Deep-Sky B: 60×60(1h) (gain: 0.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Astronomik Deep-Sky G: 60×60(1h) (gain: 0.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Astronomik Deep-Sky R: 60×60(1h) (gain: 0.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Integration:
82h 54′
Darks:
50
Flats:
50
Bias:
250
Avg. Moon age:
19.81 days
Avg. Moon phase:
71.10%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
8.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5264550

RA center: 01h56m50s.4

DEC center: +65°2725

Pixel scale: 0.349 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 189.750 degrees

Field radius: 0.216 degrees

Resolution: 3477x2781

File size: 2.3 MB

Locations: Backyard White Zone Observatory, Taylor, MI, Michigan, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

I have been capturing Ferrero 6 for two months on my second rig. Typically here in Michigan USA, the autumn has the most amount of clear nights out of the year. Subsequently I planned on a deep space object that was very faint and challenging. Unfortunately this autumn was not typical at all with a major amount of cloudy nights and precipitation, like the rest of this past year here. Even with the amount of integration time I piled on, I really had to massage the data pretty hard. Very few have attempted to capture it, so I thought I would give it a try.

    Ferrero 6 (Ferrero 6 • Fe6 • PN G129.6+03.4) Planetary Nebula was discovered as part of the IPHAS survey. It's spectroscopically was confirmed as a true planetary nebula by the professional astronomer Laurence Sabin in September 2011. It has also been independently discovered by the French amateur astronomer Laurent Ferrero in 2013. Its structure consists of a low surface brightness bubble with a size of 3.5 arcminutes, which is accentuated by a thin bright rim on the outside. It is very likely to be an ancient evolved planetary nebula that is interacting with the interstellar medium.

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Description: I was emailed by Sakib Rasool to have my most recent image of Ferrero 6 added to a scientific website called Planetary Nebulae Spectra Trackers. I don't read French and the English tab doesn't seem to be working for me. Oh well.

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Description: Laurent Ferrero, who originally independently discovered Ferrero 6 back in 2013 and is a French amateur astronomer, posted my latest Ferrero 6 (Fe 6) to his personal blog. I am pretty stoked about that. Here is the link:

http://splendeursducielprofond.eklablog.fr/mes-decouvertes-officielles-p562874#Fe6

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Ferrero 6 (Fe 6) Planetary Nebula • IPHASX J015624.9+652830, 



    
        

            Douglas J Struble