British Astronomical Association
Supporting amateur astronomers since 1890

Secondary menu

Main menu

BAA Community

McNeil's nebula

Image

Expand image

About this observation
Observer
Mike Harlow
Time of observation
18/08/2020 - 09:55
Object
McNeil's variable nebula
Observing location
Telescope Live, Chile
Equipment
0.61 M F/6.5 (Planewave CDK24)
FLI9000 CCD (3056 x 3056 pixel)
Astrodon luminance filter
Exposure
1 x 180 seconds
Tags

Now that Orion is accessible again this is my first image of M78 and surroundings to look for McNeil's variable nebula.  The nebula is still invisible in this single 180 second exposure centred on the location of McNeil's nebula just to the right of the close pair of stars. The field is 32 x 32 arc minutes with north up reproduced here at 50% of the original size.

Past images of McNeil's nebula can be found on the Orwell AS web site.

The telescope used is part of the Telescope.Live observatory network...the telescopes in Chile are excellent...!

Copyright of all images and other observations submitted to the BAA remains with the owner of the work. Reproduction of the work by third-parties is expressly forbidden without the consent of the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the webmaster.