Antilhue - Chile

PLN 261+8.1 in Pyxis
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Image Data

Designation PLN 261+8.1
Object type Bipolar planetary nebula
Coordinates 09 h 16 min     - 36° 39'
Constellation Pyxis  (Pyx)
Description The image shows a highly enlarged section of the open galactic cluster NGC 2818 in the southern constellation of Pyxis (The Compass) and features the planetary nebula for which this otherwise unconspicuous cluster is known.  Both nebula and cluster are at a distance of about 10.000 lightyears. The field is only 4x3 arcminutes in size with north at the top

There is also an  image of the hosting cluster NGC 2818.

Exposure LsyntRGB 50:50:50 min @ -15°C, all unbinned 10min exposures
Camera SBIG ST-10XE selfguided + SBIG CFW-8 with Astrodon Tru-Balance filterset
Optics RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien f/9
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD, Sigma Pre Beta 11, Adobe Photoshop CS
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile)  -  14Mar2004 - 02:30 UTC 
Conditions Transparency 7,  Seeing 7, Temperature +15°C