PK 164 +31.1


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Obj Type
Location
Date Taken:
Harvey/Peris
N/A - Unknown
Planetary Nebula
Calar Alto
10-18-2012
Description

PK164+31.1, also known as Jones-Emberson 1, is a planetary nebula positioned in the celestial Southern Hemisphere, in the discreet Lynx constellation.  Its low surface brightness and moderate angular size (six arc minutes, similar to a one euro coin seen from 15 meters distance) make it hard to discern with a telescope, which makes for its relative lack of fame.  It is, however, a very attractive target for astrophotography.  This image is a collaborative project between Jack Harvey (SSRO-S) and Vicent Peris (Astronomer CAHA) remotely imaged with the 1.23 meter telescope at CAHA.  Processed with PixInsight 1.7.  

Image is selected to be APOD for October 30, 2012

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
RGB 6hrs each, Ha 12 hrs
Camera:
Home Made LAICA
Telescope:
Zeiss 1.23M Cassegrain
Mount:
Zeiss Custom
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Used with permission, No reproduction of these images are permitted without written approval from Harvey/Peris.