Abell 43 PN in Ophiuchus

 This unusual planetary nebula sometimes also named Galactic Soccerball spans 78 x 72 arc-sec and shines at a magnitude of 14.7.

Find a paper on the special 3-D form of this nebula here.

Image data:
Ha-O3-RGB (320-320-160-160-160 min) total 18,7 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 here a wider image in 34/100% size and a center crop on the nebula in 86/140% size below.

click for 100% size

click for 140% size

Last modified on Sunday, 02 June 2019 21:31

Go to top