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Sh2-132 - The Lion Nebula - and the Abell 79 Planetary Nebula, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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Sh2-132 - The Lion Nebula - and the Abell 79 Planetary Nebula

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Sh2-132 - The Lion Nebula - and the Abell 79 Planetary Nebula, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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Sh2-132 - The Lion Nebula - and the Abell 79 Planetary Nebula

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
William Optics Z61II APO
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI2600MC Pro
Mounts
iOptron CEM25EC
Filters
Optolong L-eXtreme 2"
Accessories
Pegasus Astro Powerbox Advanced · William Optics Flat61a Flattener
Software
Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy N.I.N.A. 1.10 · Aries Productions Astro Pixel Precessor v1.082 · Open PHD Guiding PHD2 2.6.9 · Pixinsight 1.8 · Adobe Photoshop CC 2020
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
William Optics 50/200 Guidescope
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI290MM Mini

Acquisition details

Dates:
July 12, 2021 ·  July 13, 2021
Frames:
Optolong L-eXtreme 2": 227x180" (11h 21') (gain: 150.00) 0°C bin 1x1
Integration:
11h 21'
Darks:
30
Flats:
50
Flat darks:
50
Avg. Moon age:
2.85 days
Avg. Moon phase:
9.12%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
8.00

RA center: 22h21m20s.30

DEC center: +55°4232.9

Pixel scale: 1.742 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.066 degrees

Field radius: 2.144 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 7469x4762

Locations: Home, Lewisville, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

A cosmic Lion plays with a pink, cosmic ball (which Nic has dubbed "The Yarn Ball Nebula") ). Note that just to the right of the pink ball is Abell 79, a tiny (from our vantage) and unusual-looking planetary nebula. Here's a crop:



More info on Abell 79:

https://skyandtelescope.org/online-gallery/abell-79/

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