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Abell 61

Abell 61 is a rarely imaged, very faint planetary nebula 5000 light years distant in Cygnus. It's apparent magnitude is 14.4 and mean surface brightness 23.5 Mag/arc-sec2. It's blue binary central star is magnitude 17. It's outer shell is distorted, presumably by it's interaction with the ISM.

Imaging Camera: QSI640wsg
Imaging Scope: Celestron 9.25"Edge HD at f/7
Guide Camera: SX Lodestarx2
Mount: Avalon M-Uno Fast Reverse
Filters: Astrodon Gen II LRGB
Exposure: 6 hours 3nm OIII, 9 hours 5nm Ha, 15 minute subs. 1.5 hours each L(binx1)RGB(binx2)60 second subs.
Capture: APT
Processing: CCD Stack and PS CC
Date: 6/9/20 - 6/15/20
Sky conditions: Below average seeing, bortle white skies, SQM 17.8 mag/arc-sec2
Location: My front driveway. Morristown, NJ

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