Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Delphinus (Del)

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    Abell 72 (PK 59 -18.1) Planetary Nebula in Delphinus, 



    
        

            Douglas J Struble
    Abell 72 (PK 59 -18.1) Planetary Nebula in Delphinus
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    Abell 72 (PK 59 -18.1) Planetary Nebula in Delphinus

    Image of the day 09/06/2020

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      Abell 72 (PK 59 -18.1) Planetary Nebula in Delphinus, 



    
        

            Douglas J Struble
      Abell 72 (PK 59 -18.1) Planetary Nebula in Delphinus
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      Abell 72 (PK 59 -18.1) Planetary Nebula in Delphinus

      Equipment

      Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
      Explore Scientific ED165CF FPL-53
      Imaging Cameras
      ZWO ASI1600MM-PRO
      Mounts
      Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO
      Filters
      Astronomik Deep-Sky B · Astronomik Deep-Sky G · Astronomik Deep-Sky R · Astrodon OIII 3nm
      Accessories
      ZWO 8x 1.25" Filter Wheel (EFW) · QHYCCD PoleMaster · Hotech 2" SCA Self-Centering Field Flattener · MoonLite CFL 2.5" Large Format Focuser
      Software
      Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 · PHD2 · Sequence Generator Pro · PixInsight · SkySafari Pro
      Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
      Orion 80mm Short Tube
      Guiding Cameras
      Starlight Xpress Lodestar x2

      Acquisition details

      Dates:
      Aug. 17, 2020 ·  Aug. 22, 2020 ·  Aug. 23, 2020
      Frames:
      Astrodon OIII 3nm: 506x120" (16h 52') (gain: 200.00) -20°C bin 1x1
      Astronomik Deep-Sky B: 31x60" (31') (gain: 0.00) -20°C bin 1x1
      Astronomik Deep-Sky G: 30x60" (30') (gain: 0.00) -20°C bin 1x1
      Astronomik Deep-Sky R: 43x60" (43') (gain: 0.00) -20°C
      Integration:
      18h 36'
      Darks:
      50
      Flats:
      50
      Bias:
      250
      Avg. Moon age:
      12.18 days
      Avg. Moon phase:
      14.75%
      Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
      8.00

      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 3799228

      RA center: 20h50m01s.9

      DEC center: +13°3339

      Pixel scale: 0.681 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 281.869 degrees

      Field radius: 0.155 degrees

      Resolution: 1282x1028

      Locations: Backyard White Zone Observatory, Taylor, MI, Michigan, United States

      Data source: Backyard

      Description

      This was a major challenge for me at 0.68"/pixel with my ES 165 at only 2 arc minutes. My inspiration for this was shot with a 80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain in Chili:

      http://www.chart32.de/component/k2/planetaty/abell-72-pk-59-18-1-planetary-nebula-in-delphinus

      This faint planetary nebula, Abell 72 (PK 059+18.1) in the constellation Delphinus, is an expanding glowing shell of ionized gas ejected from an old red giant star. The beautiful object of George O. Abell's Catalog of Planetary Nebula is 5'700 ± 1150 light years from earth and about 2 light years across.

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      Description: Featured in Astronomy Magazine February 2021.

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      Abell 72 (PK 59 -18.1) Planetary Nebula in Delphinus, 



    
        

            Douglas J Struble