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Abell 36

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Observer
Peter Goodhew FRAS
Time of observation
27/05/2019 - 23:46
Object
Abell 36
Observing location
Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain
Equipment
APM TMB LZOS 152 Refractor
10Micron GM2000 mount
QSI6120wsg8 camera
Exposure
29 hours 10 mins total integration (19x1800s OIII bin 3x3, 16x1800s Ha bin 3x3, 52x600s Luminance bin 1x1, 12x300s Red bin 1x1,
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A very faint planetary nebula in the constellation of Virgo. It is at declination -20 and thus very low, even in Spain, just hugging my visible horizon. It is only 800 light years away with a span of 1.5 light years. The central star is estimated to have a temperature of over 73,00K compared with our sun at 6,000K.

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