Fr 2-24

Fr 2-24

Unusual Nebula in Puppis

Constellation: Puppis
Ra: 06h 54m 29s
Dec: -44d 58m 33s
Distance: Unknown
Image Size: 35' x 35'
North: Upper left; East - lower left

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Description

Frew 2-24 is a rarely photographed emission nebula or planetary nebula in the southern constellation of Puppis.  It was discovered in the SHASSA Survey (Southern H-a Sky Survey Atlas) by Frew et al. (MNRAS, Vol 431, Issue 1, May 2013, p 226) as a possible planetary nebula.   Almost no information is available for it.  As shown in my image, it resides in background H-a emission.  It has a complex, partial arc structure with a gap and thin outer filament.  This image results from 12.5 hours of 30 minute H-a + [NII] exposures, and about 3.5 hours of RGB data for star colors.  6.5 hours of 3 nm OIII data were also taken but did not show any emission near the H-a arc to the limit of this equipment. This object will remain a mystery until additional research is conducted.
Exposure: 16 hrs
Telescope: PlaneWave CDK20 0.5m reflector
Mount: PlaneWave Ascension 200h
Oag: Astrodon MonsterMOAG
Acquisition: ACP8-Expert
Calibration: CCDStack2
Observatory Site: iTelescope.net, Siding Spring, NSW, Australia
Camera: SBIG STX16803
Filters: Astrodon 5 nm H-a, Gen 2 RGB
Guider: SX Lodestar
Camera Operation: MaximDL5.24
Processing: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Image Date: 11/21/2015 - 12/19/2015

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