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Planetary Nebula Abell 33

About this object

Abell 33, also known as PK238+34/1 is a planetary nebula in the constellation Hydra. It's fairly dim at magnitude 13.4 and lies some 2,700 light years distant. This image is a cropped version of a larger image field to better show the planetary nebula since its rather small at 655mm focal length. The nebula shows up very well using a doubly ionized oxygen filter (OIII) so to enhance the brightness of the nebula I shot a bit more than 6hrs of exposures through a 3nm OIII filter. The image was produced using a Stellarvue SVS 130mm refractor. See the full resolution image above for a much better view.
Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SVS 130 Refractor f5 655mm Focal Length
  • Mount: Paramount MYT
  • Camera: QSI 683
  • Filters: Astrodon RGB and 3nm OIII
  • Exposure (min): RGBOIII 190:160:180:380. 15.16hrs total exposure time
  • Camera/Mount Control: The Sky X, CCD Auto Pilot 5
  • Guiding: SX Loadstar
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8,
  • Location: Stark Bayou Observatory, Ocean Springs, MS
  • Sky: Typical SQM 19.6-20.0, Bortle 5, Suburban
  • Date: 24Mar - 10Apr 19
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