Published 13 June 2022

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About this object

PaRasMoMi-1 (PN G 206.2+00.6) is a potential planetary nebula in the constellation Monoceros. It was discovered in April 2021 by Dana Patchick, Sakib Rasool, Sankalp Mohan and Utkarsh Mishra and lies some 5900 light years distant. This object lies close to the Rosette Nebula/NGC 2237 and is around 26 arc minutes in size which is close to the size of the full moon. The area here is full of faint HII emission (red) and an area of faint doubly ionized Oxygen (OIII) emission (blue/green) which exhibits a circular appearance and what looks like a bowshock front. This faint and circular area of OIII emission is the potential planetary nebula. The image was taken during the months of Feb, Mar, and Apr 2022 from my backyard under Bortle 5 skies using a 6" Stellarvue SVX 152T refractor and ZWO ASI 6200 camera. Clicking the image above will bring up a full resolution image. You can also access an annotated image showing the few other objects in this field.
Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SVX 152T refractor @f8 1200mm FL
  • Mount: Paramount MYT
  • Camera: ZWO ASI6200
  • Filters: Chroma 50mm LRGB
  • Exposure (min): RGBHaOIII 165:155:170:800:900 36.5 hrs, 2x2 binning
  • Automation Control: The Sky X, Voyager, PrimaluceLab Eagle 4
  • Guiding: StarlightXpress Lodestar X2
  • Processing Software: PixInsight, PS CC
  • Location: Stark Bayou Observatory, Ocean Springs, MS
  • Sky: Typical SQM 19.6-20.1, Bortle 5, Suburban
  • Date: 6 Feb - 4 April 2022
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