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Simies 147 Supernova remnant in Taurus

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Observer
Peter Carson
Time of observation
23/01/2012 - 23:55
Object
Simies 147
Observing location
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK
Equipment
Canon 200mm lens
Losmandy G11 mount
SBIG ST8300 CCD camera
Astrodon 3nm Ha filter
Exposure
11x 30 min exposures. Total 5hs 30 mins
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This excellent image of the faint SN remnant was hiding on Peter's personal images page.  The object is exceedingly faint but very large and only just fits on the SBIG camera chip using a 200mm lens.  Peter started the exposures on the 2012-01-23 and finished it on 2012-01-26.

Peter notes that the curious vertical lines in the centre of the image are not artifacts but are probably filaments seen edge on.

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