Abell 85 (catalog)
|Position (epoch J2000)|
|Position|| Ra 23:58:53.5|
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|Central star mag.|
|Size||30' x 2'|
 How to find it
Abell 85 is an large, filamentary supernova remnant with shell-like structure similar to Cygnus Loop. Unlike the Cygnus Loop, the majority of CTB1's optical light emission is in the HII spectrum, with only a small component of OIII emission.
This is extremely challenging object.
 Reports of visual detection
There are many reports of unsuccesfull attempts to detect this object with apertures up to 20" and with fairly good conditions (LM up to 6.5). So far, the only positive report comes from the observation with Interstellarum 4 (20" telescope), and it's made under 7.0-mag skies (Ronald Stoyan, in the Alps).