Kronberger 131
Published 25 March 2022

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About this object

Kronberger 131 (Kn131), also known as PNG 162.9-01.6 is a unusually shaped planetary nebula in the constellation Auriga. Kn 131 is a small and faint bipolar planetary nebula about 4x3 arc min in size. It has faint appendages on each end and contains HII and OIII emission. To the east and west of the nebula is a faint area of HII emission. Kn131 is also cataloged as PN G162.9-01.6. The image above is a full res crop of the area just around the nebula. A larger field of view can be seen by clicking on the image. The image resolution is .62 arcsec/pixel.
Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SVX 152T refractor @f8 1200mm FL
  • Mount: Paramount MYT
  • Camera: ZWO ASI6200
  • Filters: Chroma 50mm RGB, 5nm OIII. Astrodon 50mm 5nm Ha
  • Exposure (min): RGBHaOIII 230:200:205:1120:900 44.25 hrs, 1x1 binning
  • Automation Control: The Sky X, Voyager, PrimaluceLab Eagle 4
  • Guiding: StarlightXpress Lodestar X2
  • Processing Software: PixInsight, PS CC, Topaz Labs
  • Location: Stark Bayou Observatory, Ocean Springs, MS
  • Sky: Typical SQM 19.6-20.1, Bortle 5, Suburban
  • Date: 27 Dec 2021 - 1 Feb 2022
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