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NGC 5844

 PLANETARY NEBULA IN TRIANGULUM  

(Image centered at: ra 15 h:10 m / dec - 64º 41')

 

 

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May 2022, Home Backyard in Martínez, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 


 

DATA

TYPE: Open Cluster

APPARENT DIAMETER: 80 arc seconds

VISUAL BRIGHTNESS: 13,2 (mag)

DISTANCE: 4,500 light years or 1372 parsecs determined by Stanghellini, Shaw & Villaver (2008)  

 

IMAGE INFORMATION

INSTRUMENT: 8" ORION OPTICS UK (Ultra Grade Optics) w/Televue Paracorr working at at f5,75

CAMERA: QSI 583 WS

MOUNT: SKY WATCHER NEQ6, OAG with Starligh Xpress Lodestar

FILTERS: Baader LRGB Set, Astronomik Ha 6nm

SKY CONDITIONS: urban skies - Bortle 8

EXPOSURES: LHARGB (40,40,40,40,40)

 

OBJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMAGE SESSION

NGC 5844 is a small but relative bright planetary nebula located a bit more 3 degrees to the west from 4,11 magnitude epsilon TrA . The planetary is located close to the plane of our Milky Way. NGC 5844 was discovered by British astronomer and mathematician John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope in 1835 using a 18 inch f13 speculum telescope. 

Seeing conditions were not very good, however some inner structures seams to be revealed in the core structure of the nebula.