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Observation by Peter Goodhew FRAS: Abell 66

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Peter Goodhew FRAS


Peter Goodhew FRAS


2021 Sep 11 - 16:21


2021 Sep 12 - 16:23


Abell 66

  • APM TMB LZOS 152 Refractors

22 hours HaOIIILRGB


Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain

Target name

Abell 66


Abell 66

About this image

Abell 66 is a rarely-imaged low surface brightness planetary nebula about 1,800 light years away in Sagittarius.
It is estimated to be 2.2 light years across. It is challenging to image from Europe because it is very low down and only visible above the horizon for a very short period each night. It was first catalogued by George Abell in 1955.
Image captured on my remote dual rig at Fregenal de la Sierra in Spain between 16 July-9 September 2021.
Scopes: APM TMB LZOS 152 Refractors
Cameras: QSI6120wsg8
Mount: 10Micron GM2000 HPS

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