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: 3536901

    RA center: 9h 27' 31"

    DEC center: -23° 22' 33"

    Pixel scale: 0.500 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 0.404 degrees

    Field radius: 0.121 degrees


    Resolution: 1200x1255

    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