Possible Planetary Nebula FP J1912-0331
Published 1 Aug 23

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RGB HOO image

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Annotated image

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Continuum subtracted Ha image (14.6 hrs)

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Continuum subtracted OIII image (14.6hrs)

About this object

Within the myriad of stars near the Milky Way in Aquila lies FP J1912-0331. FP J0912-0331 is a potential planetary nebula that was discovered by Dr David Frew and Professor Quenton Parker. It's very faint and contains a hot and bright blue 14th magnitude central star. FP J1912-0331 is nearly circular and around 23 arc minutes in diameter. It contains a faint outer shell of hydrogen and smaller inner shell of OIII. This image of FP J1912-0331 was taken beginning in September of 2022 and finished up in May of 2023. Within the image are several faint galaxies and molecular dust. This area of Aquila within the field of view of the image is very close to the edge of the Milky Way and contains many, many thousands of stars. The image is the result of 35.1hrs of exposure time from my backyard observatory.
Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SVX 152T refractor @f8 1200mm FL
  • Mount: Paramount MYT
  • Camera: ZWO ASI6200
  • Filters: Chroma 50mm
  • Exposure (min): RGBHaOIII 108:120:122:880:880 35.1 hrs, 2x2 binning
  • Automation Control: The Sky X, Voyager, PrimaluceLab Eagle 4
  • Guiding: StarlightXpress Lodestar X2
  • Processing Software: PixInsight
  • Location: Stark Bayou Observatory, Ocean Springs, MS
  • Sky: Typical SQM 19.6-20.1, Bortle 5, Suburban
  • Date: 14 Sep 22 - 17 May 23
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