Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canis Minor (CMi)  ·  Contains:  PK215+11.1
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Abell 22 Planetary Nebula, 



    
        

            Jerry Macon
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Abell 22 Planetary Nebula

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Abell 22 Planetary Nebula, 



    
        

            Jerry Macon
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Abell 22 Planetary Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: PlaneWave Instruments CDK14

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI6200MM-PRO

Mounts: Paramount MEII with Absolute Encoders

Guiding telescopes or lenses: PlaneWave Instruments CDK14

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Mono

Software: Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy N.I.N.A.  ·  PixInsight 1.8  ·  StarNet++ .

Filters: Chroma 3nm Oiii 50mm  ·  Antlia RGB 50mm  ·  Antlia Ha 3nm 50mm


Dates:Feb. 23, 2021Feb. 28, 2021March 2, 2021

Frames:
Antlia Ha 3nm 50mm: 83x300" (6h 55') (gain: 100.00) -15C
Antlia RGB 50mm: 310x30" (2h 35') (gain: 100.00) -15C
Chroma 3nm Oiii 50mm: 46x300" (3h 50') (gain: 100.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 13h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 15.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 89.46%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Temperature: -5.00


RA center: 07h36m05s.533

DEC center: +02°4235.59

Pixel scale: 0.431 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -89.898 degrees

Field radius: 0.303 degrees

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Resolution: 4161x2868

Locations: Dark Star Observatory, Taos, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

Imaged on nights of 2021/2/23, 2021/2/28, 2021/3/1, 2021/3/2

Abell 22, also known as PK215+11.1 is a faint bipolar planetary nebula in the constellation Canis Minor. It has a very interesting structure of a strong central rectangular core, with very faint outer lobes in all 4 quadrants. The outer lobes are primarily Ha with the core a combination of both Ha and OIII. The entire nebula is larger than most Abells extending about 4 x 6 minutes of arc, the central core about 2 arc minutes across.

Magnitude is listed as 15.4, and the Ha is stronger than Oiii.

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Abell 22 Planetary Nebula, 



    
        

            Jerry Macon