August 2016

“Unfolding Space”

In the undulating mountainous nebula of Cygnus lies the forgotten Weinberger Planetary Nebula. This is a Bi-colour image is made up of Ha and SII. 30x1800. Weinberger PN is located mid center.

In the undulating mountainous nebula of Cygnus lies the forgotten Weinberger Planetary Nebula. This is a Bi-colour image is made up of Ha and SII. 30×1800. Weinberger PN is located mid center.

Weinberger

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The Pelican Nebula Cygnus

 The Pelican Nebula (also known as IC 5070 and IC 5067  is an H II region associated with the North America Nebula in the constellation Cygnus. The gaseous contortions of this emission nebula bear a resemblance to a pelican, giving rise to its name.[1] The Pelican Nebula is located nearby first magnitude star Deneb, and is divided from its more prominent neighbour, the North America Nebula, by a molecular cloud filled with dark dust. The Pelican is much studied because it has a particularly active mix of star formation and evolving gas clouds. The light from young energetic stars is slowly transforming cold gas to hot and causing an ionization front gradually to advance outward. Particularly dense filaments of cold gas are seen to still remain, and among these are found two jets emitted from the Herbig–Haro object.Millions of years from now this nebula might no longer be known as the Pelican, as the balance and placement of stars and gas will leave something that appears completely different.


The Pelican Nebula (also known as IC 5070 and IC 5067 is an H II region is associated with the North America Nebula in the constellation Cygnus. The gaseous contortions of this emission nebula bear a resemblance to a pelican, giving rise to its name. The Pelican Nebula is located nearby first magnitude star Deneb, and is divided from its more prominent neighbor, the North America Nebula, by a molecular cloud filled with dark dust.
The Pelican is much studied because it has a particularly active mix of star formation and evolving gas clouds. The light from young energetic stars is slowly transforming cold gas to hot and causing an ionization front gradually to advance outward. Particularly dense filaments of cold gas are seen to still remain, and among these are found two jets emitted from the Herbig–Haro object.Millions of years from now this nebula might no longer be known as the Pelican, as the balance and placement of stars and gas will leave something that appears completely different.

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Exciting find last night!

Exciting find last night!

Last night while expanding my Cygnus “LifeSpring” mosaic out to the lower left quadrant just past Sharpless 115, I noticed a small perfectly formed planetary nebulae that looks very similar to the well known soap bubble in shape and size! This image is shot in Ha 3nm and consists of 1800×13.  It turns out that it is known as Weinberger 1-10 Planetary Nebula in Cygnus.  This is an  extremely faint planetary with very low surface brightness  and has  an entry at Simbad as PN G086.1+05.4   It was an exciting  personal discovery but no cigar! Unfortunately the DSS got there first. 😉  However it is great to be able to bring this long forgotten PN to the attention of the astro imaging community.  Amazing since it was sitting under all of our noses in Cygnus! I am hoping someone with powerful deep space optics will have a go at it soon so that we can all take a closer look. I will be imaging the wide-field in OIII soon and am look forward to seeing this emission line in the PN.

 

 

New planetary nebulae?

Sharpless 115

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Cygnus “LifeSpring”

Cygnus "LifeSpring"This emission nebula lies along the edge of one of Milky Way’s giant molecular clouds, This bi-colour Narrowband image includes some of the fainter objects like Sharpless 115 and 116 and many others as well as DWB111 Propeller Nebula in the top right of frame. Made up of 6 panels. It is a complex region in Cygnus with supergiant stars and wispy tendrils of hot dust and gas spanning around 10°.
Imaging telescope or lens: Vixen VSD 100 f/3
Imaging camera: Sony ICX814
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount MX
Guiding telescope or lens: Vixen VSD
Guiding camera: sx loadstar
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, Photoshop CS5, PixInsight 1.8, PHD
Filters: Chroma OIII 3nm, Chroma Ha 3nm
Locations: Home observatory, Valencia, Spain
Integration: 90.0 hours
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