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NGC 5882 Planetary Nebula in Lupus

This bright 9.4 magnitude planetary nebula extends to a visual diameter of only about 20 arcsec.

However it shows very complex and extended outflows and filamentary halo spanning over several arc minutes quite similar to the northern Cats Eye nebula.

Only few images exist from this nebula, a HST image showing the bright part of the nebula you find here.

Image data:
Ha OIII RGB (480-480-100-100-100 min), 150s and 20m subs for RGB,  total 21 h, north is up, seeing 0.8-1.2 arc-sec,
80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller cassegrain, FLI PL-16803, Astrodon Gen2 filters, Prompt 7 CTIO Chile

Processing: Johannes Schedler

Find the wide field image in 25/60% size below

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Find a crop on the nebula in 70/140% size below

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Find a composite of  10x150 s RGB exposures for details in the central bright part in 200% size below

Find a pure 8h O-III image in 100% size below

Find a pure 8h Ha Image in 100% size below

Last modified on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 07:12

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