Abell 70 in Scutum
Planetary nebula with superimposed Galaxy
Uploaded 8/9/16

This extremely faint planetary nebula is just 42 arc seconds in size, and 14.3 magnitude. The central star, seen here exactly in the center is 19.1 magnitude (!). And I was able to find some information on the galaxy too. MAC2031-075 is 16th magnitude and .7 arc mins wide. Pretty small actually! Nice colors can be seen in the Planetary. The center is Teal colored, surrounded by a pink zone and finally an outer red rim.
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Instrument: 10" f/3.9 Orion Astrograph Newtonian with Baader MPCC Mount: Astrophysics 1200 QMD CCD Camera: SBIG 10XME NABG with Enhanced Water Cooling Guider: Meade DSI Pro w/80mm piggyback refractor Exposure: RGB = 60m AstroDon RGB Combine Ratio: 1: 1.05: 1.2 Location: Payson, Arizona, Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing FWHM = 3 arcsec , Transparency 7/10 Outside Temperature: 55 F CCD Temperature: -20 C Image Processing Tools: Maxim DL6: Calibration, deblooming (Starizona Debloomer), aligning, stacking PixInsight: Curves, Deconvolution Photoshop CS2: Curves, Color Correction, Gradient removal (Grad Xterminator), Cleanup HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS