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Observation by Alan Thomas: NGC6905 The Blue Flash Nebula in Delphin...

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Alan Thomas

Observer

Alan Thomas

Observed

2021 Sep 29 - 22:11

Uploaded

2021 Sep 30 - 09:35

Objects

NGC6905

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Constellation

Delphinus

Field centre

RA: 20h22m
Dec: +20°07'
Position angle: +36°21'

Field size

0°17' × 0°16'

Equipment
  • Unistellar eQuinox 112mm reflector
Exposure

2min

Location

Norbreck Observatory, Warrington, Cheshire, UK.

Target name

NGC6905 planetary nebula, The Blue Flash Nebula in Delphinus.

Title

NGC6905 The Blue Flash Nebula in Delphinus

About this image

Distance c.5,500-8,500ly.

This small but pretty nebula was discovered by William Herschel in 1784. The central star is a mag. 14.0 white dwarf.

Not a bad image considering an aperture of 112mm and an exposure of two minutes.

 

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