Friday, August 26, 2016

imaged NGC 246 (Halifax)

The BGO robot imaged NGC 246 for me. A large but very faint planetary nebula in Cetus. One of the RASC Finest NGCs. Also known as Caldwell 56.

RASC Finest NGC 246 - a planetary nebula - luminance

Luminance only, 15 seconds subexposures, 20 stacked shots. FITS Liberator, GIMP. North is up; left is east.

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Noted that SkySafari also refers to this object as the Skull Nebula.

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Gathered more data on 27 Oct '17. All filters...

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Wikipedia link: NGC 246.

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