PUWE1 Planetary Nebula in Lynx

PUWE1 Planetary Nebula in Lynx

Curdridge Observatory, Southampton,UK
Object name: PUWE1 Planetary Nebula in Lynx
Apparent RA: 06h 19m 34s  Apparent Dec:+55° 36' 42"
Constellation: Lynx
18 Feb 2012
A very dim and large northern planetary nebula in Lynx, another ultra faint target for my 6nm Ha filter and Skywatcher Newtonian telescope.

I've take 25x300s frames in 2x2 binning and you can only just see the delightful structure of this low surface brightness planetary.

There is a much larger and fainter outer halo - a good target for those with a wider field and darker skies.

View full sized image of PUWE1 Planetary Nebula in Lynx

cCaptured in Maxim and processed in PHotoshop

This image was autoguided using my homemade off axis guider with Lodestar.

Imaged with my homemade telescope mount

Exposure Details :

Astrodon 6nm Ha 25x30s on 200 @ F5 f.l. 1000 with Artemis 285 camera


Skywatcher 200 Newt (upgraded with OO Hilux secondary)
Baader Focuser
Homemade focus motor
Homemade filterwheel / OAG combo with Lodestar guide camera
Artemis 285 CCD camera
Homemade Telescope mount

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