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Gyulbudaghian's nebula

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About this observation
Observer
Mike Harlow
Time of observation
19/11/2020 - 22:00
Object
Gyulbudaghian's variable nebula
Observing location
Ipswich, UK
Equipment
12 inch F/3.6 Astrograph
Starlight Xpress H16 CCD (2048x2048 pxl)
Astrodon luminance filter (400-700nm)
Exposure
277 x 30 seconds
Tags

Gyulbudaghian's nebula recently faded from view and was invisible on 21st October.  A 'revival' started in late October and was imaged on 27th and again in November on 6th, 13th and 15th.  This latest, deeper image, shows that the brief burst of activity is now over, with only the faint background nebulosity remaining.

Will there be other 'pulses' of activity lasting days or weeks...???

Location of nebula, RA 20h 46m Dec +67 58, field of view in image is 15 x 15 arc minutes with north up. Reproduced at 150% of original size.

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