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Observation by Grant Privett: Gyulbudaghian's nebula

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Grant Privett

Observer

Grant Privett

Observed

2020 Nov 03 - 23:00

Uploaded

2020 Nov 04 - 11:14

Objects

Gyulbudaghian's variable nebula

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Constellation

Cepheus

Field centre

RA: 20h46m
Dec: +67°57'
Position angle: -1°06'

Field size

0°16' × 0°17'

Equipment
  • Celestron RASA 11"
  • Starlight Trius Pro 694
  • Paramount MEII
Exposure

15x 120s

Location

Salisbury

Target name

Gyulbudaghian's nebula

Title

Gyulbudaghian's nebula

About this image

The nebula may be on its way back, as Mike Harlow and others have pointed out. Just above the star - at the 11 o'clock position - theres a faint column of brightness that wasn't there a few weeks ago. Interestingly, thats where it first reappeared after the 2008/9 fade.

I should have done some dithering and perhaps not chosen a nearly full Moon as the time to look at nebulosity. :)

Pixel size is 3 arc secs and lots of stars were saturated as the sky background clocked in as 40,000 counts.

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