Abell 61 (PK 077.6+14.7) in Cygnus

Abell 61 (PK 077.6+14.7) in Cygnus is faint, plan­et­ary neb­ula in the con­stel­la­tion of Cygnus, span­ning an appar­ent dia­met­er of about 220″. The cent­ral star, respons­ible for the impress­ive nearly cir­cu­lar shape is 17.3 mag.

This image is a com­bin­a­tion of a deep nar­row­band image map­ping Ha to red and OIII to green and blue with a bal­anced short­er exposed RGB image. North is at 2 o’clock.

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RCOS 14.5″ f/​8
ASA DDM85
Apo­gee U16M
Astro­don Gen2
HaOIIIR­GB 600:450:80:80:80 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart Abell 61 (PK 077.6+14.7) in Cygnus

Abell 61 Sky Chart - Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

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About Me

Hello, my name is Martin Rusterholz. I’m a Swiss amateur astrophotographer living near Zurich, the biggest town in Switzerland. My interest in astronomy started when I was 16. At that time, I built my first Newtonian telescope and mount. I studied physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) which was the only study including at least some aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. “Looking at the nights sky is an experience touching everybody deeply inside, something common to all human beings independent to the language spoken by the individuals”. Deep-sky astrophotography is my passion.

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