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Observation by David Strange: Abell 39

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David Strange

Observer

David Strange

Observed

2021 Apr 05 - 23:54

Uploaded

2021 Apr 07 - 15:48

Objects

Abell 39

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Constellation

Hercules

Field centre

RA: 16h27m
Dec: +27°53'
Position angle: +1°05'

Field size

0°26' × 0°21'

Equipment
  • Celestron 9
  • ASI533MC
  • ASIair Pro
  • Optolong L-enhance filter
Exposure

20x120s

Location

Salcombe Regis, East Devon

Target name

Abell 39

Title

Abell 39

About this image

Abell 39 is a textbook example of a perfectly circular ring of material from an exploded star in Hercules. Lying about 7,000 lightyears from Earth the ring is 5 lightyears in diameter.

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Martina McGovern
Martina McGovern, 2021 Apr 08 - 14:00 UTC

Beautiful image.

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