HFG1, Planetary nebula with a bow shock

LIke a blooming flower in space, a recent image of Heckathorn-Fesen-Gull 1 taken from my home observatory during August through October this year. RGB Ha and OIII exposures for a total of 42hrs exposure time using a SVX 152T refractor @ f8 and ASI 6200.

HFG 1 and Abell 6


Wonderful Jonathan … this is really a great shot !

All the best

A lovely image. One of those targets I never see too. I never gets above my horizon let alone high enough to image!

Thank you…Blue
You must be quite a ways south with its own suite of awesome targets.


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Thanks much Leo for your comments.


Yes, I am at about 37 degrees south. I keep seeing beautiful northern objects that I would like to image but never see, but we do have some really beautiful objects down here to make up for it. Around the Large Magellanic Cloud there is literally a swarm of small scale objects, and the Vela Supernova Remnant is simply massive! The attached image shows the Vela SNR with my approx 2.5 X 1.5 degree field of view set off to the side for reference.