Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  PGC17392  ·  PK197-14.1
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Abell 10 Planetary Nebula, 



    
        

            Jerry Macon
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Abell 10 Planetary Nebula

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Abell 10 Planetary Nebula, 



    
        

            Jerry Macon
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Abell 10 Planetary Nebula

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 5nm Ha filter  ·  AstroDon 5nm Oiii filter  ·  Astrodon Gen 2 RGB 36mm


Dates:Oct. 9, 2020Oct. 14, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon 36mm Ha (5nm) OIII (5nm): 90x200" (gain: 200.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Gen 2 RGB 36mm: 120x20" (gain: 200.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 5.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.25 days

Avg. Moon phase: 31.61%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Temperature: 10.00


Astrometry.net job: 4131613

RA center: 5h 31' 44"

DEC center: +6° 56' 1"

Pixel scale: 0.442 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.970 degrees

Field radius: 0.207 degrees


Resolution: 2838x1825

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 10-9-2020, 10-10-2020, 10-11-2020, 10-12-2020, 10-13-2020, 10-14-2020.

Abell 10 is another very small planetary nebula, measuring only 35 arc seconds in diameter or .6 arc minutes. It is, however, very easy to image since it is a very bright PN. So bright that just an RGB image gives a very strong impression. So it is surprising to me that there are only 2 other images of this PN on Astribin. My image has been enhanced with both Ha and Oiii, which are both very strong. It has a very interesting structure with a strong central Oiii surrounded by a scalloped ring of strong Ha.

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Abell 10 Planetary Nebula, 



    
        

            Jerry Macon