CTB1 Supernova Remnant

Abell 85

A relatively obscure supernova remnant, CTB1, is located in the constellation of Cassiopeia very near M52. Also known as Abell 85, the SNR is rich in Hydrogen Alpha gas. After the discovery of a radio source in this super nova remnant it was given the designation of CTB1.


Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 @ f7.7 Designation: CTB1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Cassiopeia
Camera: Apogee U16M with Gen II Astrodon Filters Distance:
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Super Nova Remnant
Exposure: 480 minutes Ha, 8 total hours Position: R.A. 23 hr 59 min , Dec +620 26'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3 Date: 29 September -1 October 2008
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/CCDSoft/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village