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Observation by Peter Goodhew FRAS: Abell 6

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Peter Goodhew FRAS

Observer

Peter Goodhew FRAS

Observed

2021 Oct 26 - 11:19

Uploaded

2021 Oct 30 - 11:21

Objects

Abell 6

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Constellation

Cassiopeia

Field centre

RA: 02h58m
Dec: +64°30'
Position angle: -0°05'

Field size

0°18' × 0°12'

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

65 hours 30 mins HaOIIILRGB

Location

Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain

Target name

Abell 6

Title

Abell 6

About this image

Abell 6, a small (188 arc seconds) planetary nebula in Cassiopeia that is overshadowed by it's larger, more flamboyant neighbour HFG 1. So I decided to give it more of the attention that I think it deserves by going deeper, and with higher resolution, than it normally gets. It was first catalogued by George Abell in 1955.
More details at: https://www.imagingdeepspace.com/abell-6.html

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Simon Dawes
Simon Dawes, 2021 Nov 01 - 20:39 UTC

That is sooo lovely

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