Planetary Nebula Patchick 5
Published 10 Aug 2021

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About this object

Patchick 5 is a extremely faint planetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus. It was discovered in 2005 by Dana Patchick by scanning DSS survey plates. It's a bipolar planetary nebula and in the surrounding area there is some very faint HII emission clouds. Patchick 5 is also small measuring 2.5 arcmin in size. There are very few images of this object. A quick search only shows 2 images that I could find although I'm sure there are a few more. A very good image is the one by Bernhard Hubl taken with a 12" reflector with twice the aperture as my 6" refractor. In any case there are not many and its faintness may be why. Even though I took 11 and 40min each of Ha and OIII, the nebula remained very faint. The image resolution is .64 arc sec/pixel and was taken using 1x1 binning and 1/2 frame ROI. Click on the image above to see the uncropped full resolution field of view.
Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SVX 152T refractor @f8 1200mm FL
  • Mount: Paramount MYT
  • Camera: ZWO ASI6200
  • Filters: Chroma 50mm RGBHaOIII
  • Exposure (min): RGBHaOIII 195:195:190:700:700, 26.9hrs 1x1 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: 26May - 16 July 2021
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