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    NGC 7027 - Small atypical planetary Nebula in Cygnus, 


            Jeffbax Velocicaptor

    NGC 7027 - Small atypical planetary Nebula in Cygnus

    Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

    Technical card

    Imaging telescopes or lenses: ORION Personnal 14" Newton customized

    Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 224MC  ·  ZWO ASI290MM-Cool

    Mounts: EQ 8

    Software: SIRIL  ·  ADOBE Photoshop CS2

    Filters: Optolong CLS 1.25"

    Dates:Aug. 24, 2016Sept. 3, 2019

    600x1" bin 1x1
    Optolong CLS 1.25": 3000x1" (gain: 500.00) -10C bin 1x1

    Integration: 1.0 hours

    Darks: ~55

    Avg. Moon age: 13.05 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 40.03%

    Basic astrometry details job: 3317123

    Resolution: 1240x809

    Locations: Home, GIMEUX, CHARENTE, France

    Data source: Backyard


    NGC 7027 is a very small and atypical planetary nebula in Cygnus. It has a very complex shape, consisting of an elliptical region of ionized gas within a massive neutral cloud.

    My picture is taken with the Newton 350 using an ASI 224 MC camera in 2016 and an ASI 290 MMC camera with CLS filter during 2019 summer. I used a Barlow to get 2800 mm focal length. The image is drizzled and enlarged. The HST image is reduced about 10x to make the comparisson.

    It has a very high surface brightness allowing 350 ms exposures.