HFG 1 and Abell 6

HFG1 is a planetary nebula in the constellation of Cassiopeia. It was produced by a binary star system (V664 Cas) that is moving rapidly through our galaxy. The star is moving towards the lower-middle of the image and a bluish bowshock is produced. A red trail of gas is left behind in its wake. The picture shows another planetary nebula towards the upper-right: Abell 6. This nebula also is emitting light in the OIII band while its intensity in the range of hydrogen is low. Abell 6 appears to be circular with a diameter of almost 3 arc minutes. Both nebula are very faint and a lot of exposure time was needed to separate them from the background.

HFG 1 (L) and Abell 6 (R)

Telescope: 16″ f3.75 Dream Scope
Camera: FLI ML16803
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure: 26 hours (52x300s L + 98x300s Ha + 90x300s OIII + 3x24x300s RGB)
Date: September & October 2019
Location: Southern Alps, France

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