EGB6 Faint Planetary Nebula

EGB6 Faint Planetary Nebula

Curdridge Observatory, Southampton,UK
Object name: EGB6 Faint Planetary Nebula
Apparent RA: 09h 53m  Apparent Dec:+13d 44m 50s
Constellation: Leo
25 Feb 2012
Grayson Bond EGB6 is an ultra faint planetary nebula in Leo. This object is very close to the limit of detection with my location and equipment.

I have done 32 x 600s of data in 2x2 binning mode to produce a smaller image, even this hardly shows the detail of the nebula using the 6nm Ha filter and the Skywatcher Newtonian telescope.

Definately one to visit with a narrower Ha filter.

View full sized image of EGB6 Faint Planetary Nebula

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 32x600s 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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