Exciting find last night!
Last night while expanding my Cygnus “LifeSpring” mosaic out to the lower left quadrant just past Sharpless 115, I noticed a small perfectly formed planetary nebulae that looks very similar to the well known soap bubble in shape and size! This image is shot in Ha 3nm and consists of 1800×13. It turns out that it is known as Weinberger 1-10 Planetary Nebula in Cygnus. This is an extremely faint planetary with very low surface brightness and has an entry at Simbad as PN G086.1+05.4 It was an exciting personal discovery but no cigar! Unfortunately the DSS got there first. 😉 However it is great to be able to bring this long forgotten PN to the attention of the astro imaging community. Amazing since it was sitting under all of our noses in Cygnus! I am hoping someone with powerful deep space optics will have a go at it soon so that we can all take a closer look. I will be imaging the wide-field in OIII soon and am look forward to seeing this emission line in the PN.
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This emission nebula lies along the edge of one of Milky Way’s giant molecular clouds, This bi-colour Narrowband image includes some of the fainter objects like Sharpless 115 and 116 and many others as well as DWB111 Propeller Nebula in the top right of frame. Made up of 6 panels. It is a complex region in Cygnus with supergiant stars and wispy tendrils of hot dust and gas spanning around 10°.
Imaging telescope or lens: Vixen VSD 100 f/3
Imaging camera: Sony ICX814
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount MX
Guiding telescope or lens: Vixen VSD
Guiding camera: sx loadstar
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, Photoshop CS5, PixInsight 1.8, PHD
Filters: Chroma OIII 3nm, Chroma Ha 3nm
Locations: Home observatory, Valencia, Spain
Integration: 90.0 hours
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