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Hen 2-104 Symbiotic Nebula

Henize 2-104 - also named as Southern Crab Nebula in the constellation Centaurus is a relatively dim 14.5 magnitude nebula that subtends a visual diameter of only 5 arcsec for the bright core, but shows very dim extended complex filamentary structure.
In 1989, this apparent PN was identified as a symbiotic nebula around the symbiotic star V852 Centauri.

A detailed investigation on this object can be found here.

Image data: Ha OIII RGB (280-280-120-120-120 min) total 15.3 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

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Last modified on Friday, 11 September 2015 17:22

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