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Planetary Nebula IC 5148:  This Planetary Nebula in the southern constellation of Grus is a good example of these kind of objects. In the center of the ringlike nebula sits the dying star, which creates the emission structures by its strong winds at the end of its life cycle.

The image was taken at the observatory of IAS at Hakos Farm in Namibia.



Object Planetary Nebula IC 5148
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation IC 5148
Constellation Grus
Optics Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/9 in corrected secondary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 4 x 10min each Baader RGB filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar on Schneider OAG, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing Maxim DL5, PixInsight, Photoshop. Color Code RGB
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia -27 Nov 2011
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