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Heckathorn Fesen Gull 1 & Abell 6 in (OHRGB)RhGBo

Technical card

Dates:Oct. 28, 2017Oct. 31, 2017Nov. 20, 2017

Astrodon 5nm Halpha: 16x1200" -25C bin 1x1
Astrodon LRGB Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Filters: 36x300" -25C bin 1x1
Astrodon O-iii: 24x1200" -25C bin 1x1

Integration: 16.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 6.83 days

Avg. Moon phase: 47.43%

Basic astrometry details job: 1927152

RA center: 2h 59' 37"

DEC center: +64° 51' 46"

Pixel scale: 1.660 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.558 degrees

Field radius: 1.320 degrees

Resolution: 4044x4050

Locations: Deep Sky West, Rowe, New Mexico, United States


Heckathorn Fesen Gull 1 is an interesting planetary nebula close to Abell 6 which is also a planetary. The information is mainly contributed by the blue Oiii, and partly from Halpha. The color and luminance information is injected into the otherwise quite plain star field. So, the strength is somewhat subjective. Hope you like my choice.

RH-305's small focal ratio (3.8) is a great help in capturing the background dust information.



Miles Zhou
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Heckathorn Fesen Gull 1 & Abell 6 in (OHRGB)RhGBo, 


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