Re: PM 1-333

Brian Ottum

Small is right! I thought it was a lens flare.

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From: <> On Behalf Of Gregg Ruppel
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 1:27 PM
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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] PM 1-333

Hi all

PM 1-333 is a small planetary nebula that lies about a half a degree northwest of the bright variable star Mu Cephei. Bright is an understatement when it comes to Mu Cephei; it is a red giant about
100,000 times more luminous than the sun. It is sometimes referred to as Hershel's Garnet Star (S&T, November 2020, p. 56), although it appears more of a golden yellow in this image:
1.3X crop:

LRGB, 6 hours total exposure from Dark Skies New Mexico

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