Observation by Peter Goodhew FRAS: NEW DISCOVERY: StDr 141 - a new planetar...

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Peter Goodhew FRAS


Peter Goodhew FRAS


2022 Jan 07 - 12:39


2022 Jan 20 - 12:42

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Field centre

RA: 00h10m
Dec: +48°47'
Position angle: +1°45'

Field size

0°34' × 0°19'

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

41 hours total integration HaOIIIRGB


Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain

Target name

Strottner-Drechsler 141


NEW DISCOVERY: StDr 141 - a new planetary nebula in Cassiopeia

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NEW DISCOVERY: Strottner-Drechsler 141 - a planetary nebula in Cassiopeia.
This discovery shows how important and wonderful an international and friendly cooperation can be.

Strottner-Drechsler 141 is the remains of a dying star that at the end of its life slams its outer gas shells into space.
This filigree bubble was produced from turquoise ionized oxygen gas (OIII) and red ionised hydrogen gas (H-alpha).
The gas is stimulated by the UV radiation of the compact core of the former star to shine.

StDr 141 was discovered in December 2021 by my very good friends Xavier Strottner from France and Marcel Drechsler from Germany. Within days I had trained my robotic telescopes in Spain on to the target and photographed it for over 40 hours of exposure.  This was followed by spectroscopic observation at an observatory near Mont Ventoux (France) and analysis by Pascal Le Dû, Lionel Mulato, Laurent Bernasconi and Tom Petit. In record time, the PN candidate was classified as a true planetary nebula by Quentin Parker of the University of Hong Kong and added to the HASH database of Galactic PN.
It took only 3 weeks from the initial discovery to formal confirmation and registration.
The team invited me to come up with a name for Strottner-Drechsler 141 so I chose "The Wine Glass Nebula", because the shape of the planetary nebula is indeed reminiscent of the shape of a wine glass filled with red wine.

Data collection and pre-processing: Peter Goodhew
Image processing: Marcel Drechsler
Image captured on my remote dual rig at Fregenal de la Sierra in Spain between 27 December 2021 - 7 January 2022.
More details at https://www.imagingdeepspace.com/stdr-141.html

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