KjPn8 in Cassiopeia

KjPn8 is not well known planetary nebula in Cassiopeia, though probably many of astroimages contain this obiect, because it is quite close to famous NGC7635 Bubble nebula and M52 open cluster (I already imaged it here 🙂 ) . KjPn8 is an unusually shaped object with apparent dimensions of 14×4 arc minutes. It is estimated to be about 5,200 light years away from Earth. Scientists are quite excited about this object. Nebula is described as “extreme polypolar planetary nebula with a large scale structure characterized by a giant biconical envelope”. KjPn8 contains quite bright but small (about 4 arc seconds) core, but its outer shell is quite faint. Despite of 12 hours of exposure it is not well defined at the image below. The outcome would be definitely better under the dark skies. 

KjPn8 planetary nebula in Cassiopeia

Large version https://astrojolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-09-29-KjPn8-2.jpg

KjPn8 inverted monochrome image in Ha band
KjPn8 inverted monochrome image in Ha band

Large version https://astrojolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-09-29-KjPn8mono.jpg

Clear skies!

Image technical data:

Date: 20.09-04.10.2018
Location: Nieborowice, Poland
Telescope: Meade ACF 10"
Corrector: AP CCDT67
Camera: QHY163M, gain 100
Mount: SW EQ6
Guiding: SW 80/400 + ASI290MM
Exposure: RGB 50:35:40 x 30 seconds, Ha 150 x 300 seconds
Conditions: seeing average, transparency average

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