Abell 33 – The Diamond Ring Nebula

Abell 33 is a spherical planetary nebula located 2700 light years away in the southern constellation of Hydra. It lies just behind the star HD 83535. The star HD 83535 is responsible for the “diamond ring” effect seen in the photograph.
Image captured on my dual rig in Spain.
Scopes: APM TMB LZOS 152 Refractors
Cameras: QSI6120wsg8
Mount: 10Micron GM2000 HPS
A total of 6.4 hours image capture (OIIILRGB)
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Autore: Peter Goodhew (sito)