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Image of the day 02/13/2018

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    HFG1 and Abell 6, 





    
        

            Rick Stevenson
    HFG1 and Abell 6

    HFG1 and Abell 6

    Technical card

    Resolution: 4096x3303

    Frames:
    Astrodon 5nm Ha: 50x1800"
    Astrodon 5nm Oiii : 49x1800"
    Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series: 22x300"
    Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series: 20x300"
    Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series: 19x300"

    Integration: 54.6 hours

    Astrometry.net job: 1916150

    RA center: 45.300 degrees

    DEC center: 64.817 degrees

    Pixel scale: 1.261 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 92.439 degrees

    Field radius: 0.921 degrees

    Description

    A pair of planetary nebulae: Heckathorn-Fesen-Gull 1 (larger PN at bottom left) and Abell 6 (smaller bubble at top right.)

    HFG1 was produced by the mag 14.5 binary star V664 Cas (rightmost of the three bright stars near the centre) which is moving south-east (toward lower right) through the interstellar medium causing the bow shock and leaving a trail behind.

    Captured at SRO, Aug-Dec, 2017

    Processing credit: Rick Stevenson
    Acquisition credit: Scott Johnson, Augusto Hernandez, John Kasianowicz, Daniele Malleo, Jose Mtanous and Rick Stevenson

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