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Observation by Peter Goodhew FRAS: Abell 80

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Peter Goodhew FRAS


Peter Goodhew FRAS


2021 Oct 11 - 13:40


2021 Oct 17 - 13:42


Abell 80

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Field centre

RA: 22h34m
Dec: +52°26'
Position angle: +1°00'

Field size

0°06' × 0°04'

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

42 hours total integration HaOIIILRGB


Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain

Target name

Abell 80


Abell 80

About this image

Abell 80 - a large faint planetary nebula in Lacerta. Like all Abell planetaries, it has a very low surface brightness. It appears to be bipolar, viewed almost edge-on. It was first discovered around 1950 on photographic plates taken on the 48" Schmidt telescope at Mount Palomar. The OIII signal is much fainter than the Ha signal, and with little structure.
Abell 80 has an overall size of 169 arc seconds.
Image captured on my remote dual rig at Fregenal de la Sierra in Spain between 16 September and 11 October 2021.
Scopes: APM TMB LZOS 152 Refractors
Cameras: QSI6120wsg8
Mount: 10Micron GM2000 HPS
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