Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Hydra (Hya)

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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

    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" (25h)
      18x600" (3h)

      Integration: 28h


      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 3536895

      RA center: 09h27m29s.10

      DEC center: -23°2237

      Pixel scale: 1.138 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 359.977 degrees

      Field radius: 0.358 degrees


      Resolution: 1889x1248

      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, 



    
        

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