Observation by Mike Harlow: Gyulbudaghian's variable nebula

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Mike Harlow


Mike Harlow


2022 Jun 01 - 09:00


2022 May 31 - 10:57


Gyulbudaghian's variable nebula



  • iTelescope T21

14 x 180 seconds


New Mexico, USA

Target name

Gyulbudaghian's variable nebula


Gyulbudaghian's variable nebula

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Latest image of Gyulbudaghian's nebula taken remotely with iTelescope T21 in New Mexico.  The nebula has faded even further since my previous image on 7th May.

The field is 33 x 49 arc minutes with north up and is at 50% original size.

Note: The image is a combination of 5 exposures on 27th and another 5 on 31st May.  On the intervening 3 nights (mornings) the "roof was closed"...so remote imaging isn't always under perfect observing conditions...

Update: Image now a combination of 14 x 180 seconds after another imaging run at 09:00UT on 1st June.  Only 4 of the 5 images requested taken...another issue with remote observing!


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Grant Privett
Grant Privett, 2022 May 31 - 17:28 UTC

Hell! There really is stuff all nebula to be seen at the moment - but, it would be nice to get a clear night here to try anything on... :)

Mike Harlow
Mike Harlow, 2022 Jun 01 - 10:46 UTC

Sometimes images of nothing are just as interesting as images of something.  This is a long slow fade over 6 months (so far) but less dramatic than the complete fade in 2020 from August to December.

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