Saturn Nebula


The Saturn Nebula (NGC 7009) is an irregular planetary nebula (nova remnant) in Aquarius. It shines at magnitude 8, and has a size of 1.7 arc-min.

This is an LRGB color shot. The luminance image was a composite of four1 minute and three 2 minute exposures. The color parts are; four 1 minute red, four 1 minute green, and ten 1 minute blue exposures. The equipment was the 12" LX200 at f/10 with the 616 filter wheel and the 416XT CCD.  Taken Sept 10, 1999 at the Oregon Star Party.