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Location of Photo:

Cochranville, Pennsylvania

Date/Time of photo:

October 16, 2015 at 11:12PM EDT


Celestron 6-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and a Canon XS modified DSLR ISO1600. The target was guided using an Orion Star Shoot Autoguider on an iOptron iEQ45 GEM. The stack of 27x120 second lights with bias and darks processed using ImagesPlus software.


A perfect way to celebrate Halloween by imaging this planetary nebula with a striking resemblance to a human skull. A faint nebulosity with low surface brightness and an 11.8 magnitude central star.


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