Ferrero 6 (Fe 6) PN G129.6 +03.4


Explanation From Sakib Rasool

"Fe 6 is a planetary nebula that was discovered by the French amateur astronomer Laurent Ferrero in November 2013 whilst searching archival sky survey plates. It was spectroscopically confirmed as a true planetary nebula by the professional astronomer Laurence Sabin in January 2014. It has also been independently discovered in the professional IPHAS survey and is also known as IPHASX J015624.9+652830. Its structure consists of a low surface brightness bubble with a size of 3.5 arcminutes, which is accentuated by a thin "bright" rim on the outside. It is very likely to be an ancient evolved planetary nebula that is interacting with the interstellar medium (ISM) and its intensely blue central star is easily visible near the centre. Despite its faintness, it is possible to visually observe it in very large telescopes."


Telescope: Planewave 24" f6.7 on a Planewave HD Mount Camera: SBIG 16803

Location: Stellar Winds Observatory at DSNM, Animas, New Mexico

Exposure: L,R,G,B,HA,03 280,280,280,280,900,450


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