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Observation by Mike Harlow: Gyulbudaghian's nebula

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Mike Harlow


Mike Harlow


2020 Nov 19 - 22:00


2020 Nov 21 - 15:05


Gyulbudaghian's variable nebula

  • 12 inch F/3.6 Astrograph
  • Starlight Xpress H16 CCD (2048x2048 pxl)
  • Astrodon luminance filter (400-700nm)

277 x 30 seconds


Ipswich, UK

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Gyulbudaghian's variable nebula


Gyulbudaghian's nebula

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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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