Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Hydra (Hya)

Image of the day 05/29/2020

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NEW DISCOVERY: Strottner-Drechsler 47 - the Beehive Nebula, 



    
        

            Marcel Drechsler
NEW DISCOVERY: Strottner-Drechsler 47 - the Beehive Nebula
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NEW DISCOVERY: Strottner-Drechsler 47 - the Beehive Nebula

Technical card

Frames:
50x1800"
18x600"

Integration: 28.0 hours


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3536795

RA center: 9h 27' 30"

DEC center: -23° 22' 58"

Pixel scale: 0.273 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 22.589 degrees

Field radius: 0.194 degrees


Resolution: 3609x3609

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope

Description

My team colleague Xavier Strottner and I are delighted and incredibly proud to present our latest discovery, the new faint candidate for a planetary nebula in the constellation Hydra, which has been catalogued by Pascal Le Dû as " STROTTNER-DRECHSLER 47" (StDr47).
Although the object is undoubtedly a real planetary nebula, a spectrum will definitely confirm its status.

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From the discovery to the finished photo it was a long and difficult way.
Many, many dozens of working hours were necessary, research, analysis, programming of the telescope, monitoring of the photos in a total of 8 nights, spread over April and May 2020 and of course the hours of processing the photos. But considering this wonderful discovery, we can say that the exertions were worth it.

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STROTTNER-DRECHSLER 47
Coordinates: 09:27:31.485 -23:22:34.44
Constellation: Hydra
Diameter 4 arc minutes

Total exposure time: 28 hours
-12.3 hours H-alpha
-12.7 hours OIII
-3 hours RGB

Telescope: 1m RC, Chilescope
Camera: fli 16803 proline

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Description: OIII

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Description: H-alpha

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Description: possible outer H-alpha Ring

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Description: Photo plate of the DSS survey on which we discovered StDr 47.

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Description: correct orientation (north is up)

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NEW DISCOVERY: Strottner-Drechsler 47 - the Beehive Nebula, 



    
        

            Marcel Drechsler