ASTRO IMAGES By Doug Wheeland


        Abell 39 - Planetary Nebula in Hercules

Abell 39 / Pk047+42 1                     EQUIPMENT
Telescope ----  12.5" RCOS RC at 114" FL
Mount --------  Astro-Physics AP1200
Camera -------  SBIG ST8E/CFW8
Guided -------  SBIG AO7

04 & 08 May. 2003
80 min. Total
10 & 20 min. Sub-Exposures
Acquired Using MaxIm CCD

Data Reduction Using MaxIm DL
Finished Using Adobe Photo Shop

Star Ranch Road Observatory
South Western Colorado Springs
Elevation 6500 Feet


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Also designated as PK047+42 1, the object is about 5 light years across and 7000 light years distant.

All Images Copyright Douglas R. Wheeland

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