Shapley 1

Shapley 1

Shapley 1 is a annular planetary nebula in Norma at a distance of approx. 1000 light years.

Shapley 1 is only 1.1 arc minutes across with a white dwarf central star at magnitude14.

The torus shaped ring has a braded appearance. A much fainter ring extends past the main ring.

F O V.   6′ x 6′.

Telescope.   16 inch F 4.5 Newtonian.

Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure.   10 x 900 sec.  May  2017.

Location.  (Wiruna) N.S.W.