Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Lyra (Lyr)
The Soccer Ball, Kronberger 61 or Kn 61, 



    
        

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The Soccer Ball, Kronberger 61 or Kn 61
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The Soccer Ball, Kronberger 61 or Kn 61

The Soccer Ball, Kronberger 61 or Kn 61, 



    
        

            Boris US5WU
The Soccer Ball, Kronberger 61 or Kn 61
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The Soccer Ball, Kronberger 61 or Kn 61

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron CPC800XLT

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 LRGB CCD Gen II E-Series

Accessory: Starlight Xpress SX mini filter wheel


Frames:
Astrodon O3 1.25 3nm: 52x1200" (17h 20') bin 2x2
Astrodon O3 1.25 3nm: 90x900" (22h 30') bin 2x2
B: 23x300" (1h 55') bin 1x1
G: 23x300" (1h 55') bin 1x1
L: 131x300" (10h 55') bin 1x1
R: 23x300" (1h 55') bin 1x1

Integration: 56h 30'


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3265016

RA center: 19h 21' 37"

DEC center: +38° 18' 57"

Pixel scale: 0.603 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 358.620 degrees

Field radius: 0.235 degrees


Resolution: 1986x1986

Locations: Home observatory, Chervonograd, Lvov region, Ukraine

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Soccer Ball, Kronberger 61 or Kn 61 - a planetary nebula among clouds of dust in the constellation Cygnus.

The Soccer Ball (Kn 61) was discovered by amateur astronomer Mattias Kronberger in January 2011 while researching images taken at the Gemini Observatory. The glow of the nebula is mainly created by the emission of twice-ionized oxygen. The object is located at a distance of 13 thousand light years from the Sun and has a visible angular size of 1.5'. Under the bright star to the left of the nebula visible distant barred spiral galaxy.

Image captured in October, beginning of November 2018 from my balcony.

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