Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Aquila (Aql)  ·  Contains:  PK040-00.1
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Abell 53 Planetary Nebula - RGB - HOO, 



    
        

            Jerry Macon
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Abell 53 Planetary Nebula - RGB - HOO

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion Optics UK AG12

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI178MM-Cool

Mounts: Paramount MEII with Absolute Encoders

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Optics UK AG12

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Mono

Software: Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy N.I.N.A.  ·  PixInsight 1.8  ·  PHD Guiding 2

Filters: Astrodon 36mm Ha (5nm) OIII (5nm)  ·  Astrodon Gen 2 RGB 36mm


Dates:Oct. 5, 2020Oct. 10, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon 36mm Ha (5nm) OIII (5nm): 49x200" (gain: 200.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Gen 2 RGB 36mm: 185x20" (gain: 200.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 3.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.31 days

Avg. Moon phase: 66.82%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Temperature: 2.00


Astrometry.net job: 4231026

RA center: 19h 6' 46"

DEC center: +6° 23' 52"

Pixel scale: 0.442 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -88.763 degrees

Field radius: 0.215 degrees


Resolution: 2916x1939

Locations: Dark Star Observatory, Taos, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

Imaged on nights of 2020/10/5, 2020/10/8, 2020/10/9, 2020/10/10

Abell 53 (pk040-00.1) is a rarely imaged planetary nebula in Aquila. This is the third image on Astrobin. Abell53 is exceptionally small, measuring only 0.5 arc minutes and has a magnitude listed at 15.5. But it appears much stronger to me than 15.5. It has such strong emissions of Ha and Oiii that my Original posted image is a pure RGB, with no enhancement whatsoever of the PN. I also took Ha and Oiii which is the HOO image B.

This is everything I could find on the web about this PN. Very obscure.

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Abell 53 Planetary Nebula - RGB - HOO, 



    
        

            Jerry Macon