PN Abell 12  -  The Hidden Planetary

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Object data of PN Abell12

Object type: Planetary Nebula
Size: 0.7'
Magnitude: 14mag
Constellation: Ori
Distance: 6,900 Ly
Notes: Abell 12 is a planetary nebula located in the constellation of Orion. Abell 12 is known as "the hidden planetary" because of the 4 mag bright foreground star Mu Orionis making it difficult to observe.

Exposure data

Date: 2023-02-10 + 2023-02-16 + 2023-02-21
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: TEC APO 200 FL with TEC flattener-reducer 0.9x (f=1500mm)
Camera: QHY 268M with Baader CMOS filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure time: L 44x2min / RGB 16x2min each
Exposure time total: 3h 04min