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Observation by Peter Goodhew FRAS: Abell 66

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Peter Goodhew FRAS

Observer

Peter Goodhew FRAS

Observed

2021 Sep 11 - 16:21

Uploaded

2021 Sep 12 - 16:23

Objects

Abell 66

Equipment
  • APM TMB LZOS 152 Refractors
Exposure

22 hours HaOIIILRGB

Location

Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain

Target name

Abell 66

Title

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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