Abell 34 PK248+29.1 Planetary Nebula in Hydra

This relative big Planetary Nebula,named Abell 34 or PK248+29.1,is a very dim one and can be found in the constellation of Hydra with an apparent size of 4.8 x 4.8 arc-minutes and a visual magnitude of 14.5mag.Visually best observable in OIII-filters,it is nevertheless a challenge even for photographic observers.

Compare the two versions down at this page,showing the very prominent OIII-colors in the upper picture as well as the pure RGB-version down at the bottom.


position (epoch2000):

RA: 09h 45m 36.0s

Decl:  -13d 09' 52"


image data:

RGB image of R=R_6x1200s+Ha_10x2400s G=G_6x1200s+OIII_10x2400s B=B_6x1200s+OIII_10x2400s a total of 26.0 hours

80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain FLI Proline 16803 Astrodon LRGB GenII filters

Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled

image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken


Nearly the full field (92%) of the FLI´s-16803 image-field can bee seen in this picture of Abell 34.Click here for getting full resolution


a more detailed version an be ssen here:


and here is a version without the narrow-band-filters (Ha and OIII),ergo a pure RGB result:





Last modified on Sunday, 02 June 2019 11:31

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