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Abell36 planetary nebula, 


            Nicholas Jones
Abell36 planetary nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 4176x3600

Dates:May 15, 2018

Frames: 65x420"

Integration: 7.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.00% job: 2064031

RA center: 205.184 degrees

DEC center: -19.888 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.587 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.363 degrees

Field radius: 0.450 degrees

Locations: Terip Terip, Murindindi Shire, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Unknown


Abell36 is a planetary nebula that lies in the constellation of Virgo some 780 light years away.

It is very dim, not having much signal above the background sky. The 7 minute sub time that I used is longer than I usually like to go but it was necessary to bring out the nebula.

The nebula has formed from the central blue star. The star is blowing off its outer layers as it transforms to a dwarf star.

Location: Terip Terip, Victoria, Australia
Date: 21 April 2018
Optics: AG Optical Systems 12.5" iDK,
Focal length 2121 mm
Camera: mono ML16200 with a Loadstar X2 on an Astrodon MOAG off-axis guider.
Acquisition: Software: Sequence Generator Pro
LRGB 7mins per sub: 23:13:17:12
Astrodon Gen II filters
Sensor temp: -30



Nicholas Jones
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Abell36 planetary nebula, 


            Nicholas Jones