PK 164+31.1

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Telescope: RCOS 14.5” at Rowe, NM

Camera Filters: Red, Blue, Green, Hydrogen, Oxygen

Total exposure: 25 hours

Image width: 1/2 degree

PK 164.8+31.1 is a faint Planetary Nebula with a 16th magnitude White Dwarf (which appears blue) at its center. The Nebula lies at a distance of about 1600 light-years from earth. Planetary nebula result from gases and dust ejected from a stellar explosion, often at the end of a star's life.


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