Celestial hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sagittarius (Sgr)  ·  Contains:  PGC 824087  ·  PK019-23.1
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Abell 66, 



    
        

            Peter Goodhew
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Abell 66, 



    
        

            Peter Goodhew
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Acquisition details

Frames:
Astrodon 5nm H-Alpha filter: 47×900(11h 45′) bin 1×1
Astrodon Blue: 2×300(10′) bin 1×1
Astrodon OIII 3 nm: 36×900(9h) bin 1×1
Green: 3×300(15′) bin 1×1
Lum: 4×300(20′) bin 1×1
Red: 4×300(20′) bin 1×1
Integration:
21h 50′

RA center: 19h57m30s.999

DEC center: -21°3634.86

Pixel scale: 0.531 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.825 degrees

Field radius: 0.343 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 3885x2558

File size: 1.3 MB

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura

Description

Abell 66 is a rarely-imaged low surface brightness planetary nebula about 1,800 light years away in Sagittarius.
It is estimated to be 2.2 light years across. It is challenging to image from Europe because it is very low down and only visible above the horizon for a very short period each night. It was first catalogued by George Abell in 1955.

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