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WR134 - 28.9.2020 at 21.00 - 29.9.2020 at 00.00 Kangaslampi Observation number 95049

Visibility III / V

Erik Pirtala, Warkauden Kassiopeia

During September, I photographed this interesting object in the direction of Swan. WR134 is a Wolf-Rayet star surrounded by gas mist about 6,000 light-years away. This image is composed of narrowband fog (HOO palette) and RGB stars



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  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • WR134
    • Keskitaso
  • Constellation
    • Cygnus
  • Nebulae
    • Emission nebula info

      In an emission nebula the hot stars nearby cause the gas glow. This should not mix with reflection nebula, where the gas is only lit up by nearby stars.

      The appearance of a gas nebula is irregular, and the fainter parts of it need bigger instruments to be visible.

       

      Emssion nebulae in Cepheus. The bigger part is composed of the nebulae Cederblad 214 (Ced214) and NGC 7822. The lower round nebula is called Sharpless 170 (Sh2-170). Image J-P Metsävainio.

       

      The Orion nebula. Image Samuli Vuorinen.

       

      In this 4-degree-field there are emission nebulae Sh2-157, Sh2-158, Sh2-159, Sh2-161 and Sh2-162 (or NGC 7635 aka Bubble Nebula) and open clusters M52 and NGC 7510. Image Juha Kepsu.

       

      NGC 281 aka Pacman Nebula. The object is in Cassiopeia. Image J-P Metsävainio.

       

      NGC 896 in Cassiopeia is the tip of Heart Nebula (IC 1805). Image Timo Inkinen.

Technical information

GSO 6 "Newton ASI1600MM-C Astrodon 3nm O-III 5nm Ha, E-series RGB

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