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Observation by Peter Goodhew FRAS: Abell 12

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Peter Goodhew FRAS


Peter Goodhew FRAS


2021 Mar 03 - 23:45


2021 Mar 04 - 16:09


Abell 12

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Field centre

RA: 06h02m
Dec: +09°39'
Position angle: -1°11'

Field size

0°18' × 0°12'

  • APM TMB LZOS 152 Refractors
  • QSI6120 CCD Cameras
  • 10Micron GM2000 HPS mount

15 hours HaOIIILRGB


Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain

Target name

Abell 12


Abell 12

About this image

Inspired by Callum's Observer's Challenge - In The Glare Of Starlight I decided to have a shot at Abell12. Abell 12 is a planetary nebula in the constellation of Orion. It is known as the "hidden planetary" nebula because it lies in the glare of 4th magnitude star Mu Orionis. To control the glare I blended luminance data with Ha data.

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Nick Hewitt
Nick Hewitt, 2021 Mar 04 - 18:30 UTC

Great stuff. The best Abell 12 I've seen!

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