Shapley 3 Planetary Nebula in Ara

Shapley 3 is the last one of the three planetary nebulae in the Shapley catalogue.
It has a photographic magnitude of 11.9 and the brighter part is extending 35 arcseconds in diameter.
The bipolar outflow has a length of approx. 2 arc-min. The possible bipolar outflow associated with this planetary nebula was discovered by the
Galactic Planetary Nebula Halo Survey (GPNHS) team in June 2017.

Image data:
Ha-OIII-RGB (400-400-140-100-100 min) total 19 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 Saturday, 18 May 2019 16:05

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