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The field surrounding Wray 16-107

Type Planetary nebulas
Position 12 08 44.524 -58 46 15.02 (centre of field)
Constellation Crux
Camera and Telescope STXL6303 and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details This is a HaOIIILRGB image with Hydrogen Alpha = 200 minutes, Oxygen III = 210 minutes and Red = Green = Blue = 20 minutes (for star colour). All binned 2x2 and Astrodon filters were used.
Description This field contains three planetary nebulae, Wray 16-107, Pre 59 and Pre 61.  Pre 59 and Pre 61 were recently discovered by prolific planetary nebula discoverer Trygve Prestgard.  Pre 59 can be seen reasonably easily left of centre.  Pre 61 is very very faint and is located about 2/3 down the frame roughly in the centre.  Wray 16-107 is the prominent reddish object to the right of the bright star above Pre 59.