The Fetus Nebula, NGC 7008, is another planetary nebula, representing a dying star that has shed its outer layers, similar to the Ring Nebula, Dumbbell
Nebula, and Helix Nebula, but more distant, residing 2800 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus.
This image combined 75 minutes of luminance exposures unbinned, with 35 minutes of red, 40 minutes green and 30 minutes of blue exposures binned 2x2.
Actual imaging times were almost twice as long, but I discarded all data with luminance images more than 2 arcsec FWHM and color images over 3 arcsec
FWHM, to maintain high resolution for such a small object. An ST10XME camera was used through a Meade 12" LX200R and an AP reducer at the
Hidden Lake Observatory.
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