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Contains:  PGC1670669, PGC1672558
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PaGo 2 (Patchick-Goodhew 2) - a newly-discovered nebula in Hercules

Technical card

Astrodon 5nm H-Alpha filter: 18x1800" bin 4x4
Astrodon Blue: 18x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon Green: 22x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon Lum: 24x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 3 nm: 22x1800" bin 4x4
Astrodon Red: 22x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 27.2 hours job: 3694579

RA center: 17h 44' 15"

DEC center: +22° 36' 35"

Pixel scale: 0.532 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -6.893 degrees

Field radius: 0.369 degrees

Resolution: 4180x2716

Locations: e-Eye, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extramadura, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura


A newly-discovered nebula in Hercules. This is a potential planetary nebula, and we hope to obtain a spectrum soon that will help in confirming that it is.

Dana Patchick originally spotted some faint nebulosity on a POSS (Palomar Observatory Sky Survey) plate back on 14 January 2016, but never got around to getting someone to capture an image of it. So he asked me if I would give it a shot. Here's the result, with a small bright blue star at the centre of the image - a promising CSPN (Central Star of a Planetary Nebula). The star is magnitude 17.12, has a temperature of 40,338.5K, and a stellar mass of 0.41.



Peter Goodhew
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Description: Original POSS red plate

Sky plot

Sky plot


PaGo 2 (Patchick-Goodhew 2) - a newly-discovered nebula in Hercules, 


            Peter Goodhew