Shapley 1 Planetary Nebula - Adam Lundie - Eatons Hill Observatory

Shapley 1 Planetary Nebula

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Shapley 1 Planetary Nebula
Shapley 1 is a planetary nebula in the southern sky with a magnitude 14 white dwarf at it's center. It is approximately 4900 light years away, and one third of a light year across.

Image Integration:

  • 73x 300s Luminance
  • 20x 300s Red
  • 30x 300s Green
  • 27x 300s Blue

Total exposure 12 hours 30 minutes.


  • Celestron C11 EdgeHD
  • SkyWatcher EQ8 Pro Mount
  • QSI 683-ws8 Camera @ -15°C
  • Astronomik Luminance, Deep Sky RGB filters
  • Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Autoguider
  • Starlight Xpress Active Optics
  • Innovations Foresight On Axis Guider


  • Imaged over two nights, high humidity. Orange zone in Brisbane, Australia. (Bortle 7)


  • Planning & camera alignment with The SkyX Pro
  • Captured with AstroArt 6
  • Guiding with PHD2 + PHD_Dither
  • CCDInspector: Image analysis & rejection
  • CCDStack 2+: Calibrate, align, stack.
  • PixInsight: Crop, deconvolution, dynamic backgroup extraction, noise reduction, star size reduction, LRGB combination, background neutralization, color calibration, curves, histogram.