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Image 1: McNeil's Disappearing Nebula (2016)


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About this observation
Len Adam
Time of observation
27/10/2016 - 11:37
Messier 78 and McNeil's Nebula
Observing location
New Mexico
T11 Remote Telescope
300 seconds
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On October 27th 2016 I took a 300 second exposure of Messier 78 using remote telescope T11 in New Mexico. The image was to be used in my book (pages 335/336) on using remote telescopes to image the Messier objects (published by Springer in April 2018). I included an annotated negative to point out nearby objects including McNeil's Nebula. This is labelled in the image.  Time of Exposure: 11:37 U.T.

Today' image (Image 2 to the left) - 7th November 2018 shows that the nebula has disappeared.

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