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Image 2: Today - McNeil's Disappearing Nebula

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Observer
Len Adam
Time of observation
07/11/2018 - 04:15
Object
Not McNeil's Nebula
Observing location
Just outside Albox, Almeria , Spain
Equipment
SBIG ST9XE + 8-inch RC + MyT
Exposure
180 seconds
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Having seen Nick Hewitt's BAA Bulletin email about the disappearance of McNeil's Nebula I used my 8 inch RC telescope and SBIG 9XE camera this morning to image M78 and the surrounding area. (3 minute unguided exposure). The image clearly shows that McNeil's Nebula (See Image 1 to the right - the image I took in 2016) has disappeared. See the details on the BAA website here https://britastro.org/node/16309

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NickDHewitt's picture

Hi Len

great response. Please send me the uncompressed image 

nickdhewitt@btinternet.com

thanks

Nick

Astrograph's picture

Hi Len, I took an image myself looking for it and can confirm its just faded but still there.

lenadam's picture

Rupert - I will keep a close watch on it - the weather has been poor here recently!

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