Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)
Methuselah Nebula, MWP1 (Motch-Werner-Pakull 1, PN G080.8-10.6), 



    
        

            Boris US5WU
Methuselah Nebula, MWP1 (Motch-Werner-Pakull 1, PN G080.8-10.6)
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Methuselah Nebula, MWP1 (Motch-Werner-Pakull 1, PN G080.8-10.6)

Methuselah Nebula, MWP1 (Motch-Werner-Pakull 1, PN G080.8-10.6), 



    
        

            Boris US5WU
Methuselah Nebula, MWP1 (Motch-Werner-Pakull 1, PN G080.8-10.6)
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Methuselah Nebula, MWP1 (Motch-Werner-Pakull 1, PN G080.8-10.6)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron CPC800XLT

Imaging cameras: Starlight Xpress Trius SX-694

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM

Focal reducers: Starizona SCT Corrector f/7.5

Software: PixInsight  ·  MaximDL  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  StarTools

Filters: Astrodon O3 1.25 3nm  ·  Astrodon Ha 1.25 5nm  ·  Astrodon LRGB CCD Gen II E-Series

Accessory: Starlight Xpress SX mini filter wheel


Frames:
Astrodon Ha 1.25 5nm: 15x1500" (6h 15') bin 2x2
Astrodon Ha 1.25 5nm: 35x900" (8h 45') bin 2x2
Astrodon O3 1.25 3nm: 40x900" (10h) bin 2x2
B: 21x300" (1h 45') bin 1x1
G: 21x300" (1h 45') bin 1x1
L: 46x300" (3h 50') bin 1x1
R: 21x300" (1h 45') bin 1x1

Integration: 34h 5'


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3269061

RA center: 21h 17' 9"

DEC center: +34° 13' 8"

Pixel scale: 0.714 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 358.625 degrees

Field radius: 0.261 degrees


Resolution: 2026x1682

Locations: Home observatory, Chervonograd, Lvov region, Ukraine

Data source: Backyard

Description

Methuselah Nebula, MWP1 (Motch-Werner-Pakull 1, PN G080.8-10.6) is a bipolar planetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus.

MWP1 is one of the largest known planetary nebula - its diameter is about 15 light years and the angular apparent size is 13'x9 '. Usually, planetary nebula "live" for about 10 or 20 thousand years. The MWP1 nebula is very old. Scientists estimate the age of the nebula based on the speed of its expansion in space. Nebula is about 150 thousand years old.

This image taken over several nights in October, November 2018.

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