Observation by Grant Privett: Missing: One Nebula

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Grant Privett


Grant Privett


2022 Jan 14 - 21:00


2022 Jan 18 - 16:59


McNeil's variable nebula

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Field centre

RA: 05h46m
Dec: +00°05'
Position angle: +4°35'

Field size

0°10' × 0°08'

  • 300mm f/4 Newt+Trius 694+NEQ6

150x 20s


Near Salisbury

Target name

McNeil's nebula


Missing: One Nebula

About this image

McNeils nebula should be just to the right of the 2 stars. Its been absent for a while now.

There was a very low SNR detection of the star that illuminates it but nothing I would hang my hat on.

As it was approaching full Moon it certainly wasn't a waste of a good night. 

EDIT: Careful measurement of the illuminating star indicates a magnitude of 20.0 with an error of the order of 0.2mag.

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