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Image of the day 03/05/2018

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    Headphone Nebula - PK 164+31.1, 





    
        

            sydney
    Headphone Nebula - PK 164+31.1

    Headphone Nebula - PK 164+31.1

    Technical card

    Resolution: 2009x1472

    Dates:Jan. 26, 2018Feb. 19, 2018

    Frames:
    Astrodon 3nm OIII: 14x600" bin 2x2
    Astrodon I-series: 15x60" bin 1x1
    Ha 5nm: 52x900" bin 1x1

    Integration: 15.6 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 6.25 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 40.12%

    Astrometry.net job: 1937133

    RA center: 119.457 degrees

    DEC center: 53.415 degrees

    Pixel scale: 0.510 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 263.325 degrees

    Field radius: 0.176 degrees

    Description

    This puppy is surprisingly faint especially when imaging through persistent haze. This planetary nebula is also known as Jones-Emberson 1 and located 1600 light-years away in the constellation Lynx. The bluish white-dwarf parent star is visible near the center of the structure at an apparent magnitude of 16.8.

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    Headphone Nebula - PK 164+31.1, 





    
        

            sydney