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IC 2966 AKA ESO 94-EN8

BRIGHT EMISSION AND REFLECTION NEBULA IN MUSCA

 (ra: 11.50,04/ dec -64:54)

 

 

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March 2020 - Home Backyard in Martinez, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 


DATA

TYPE: Emission and Reflection Nebula

Apparent Magnitude: not fount

Apparent size: 3 x 3 arc minutes

DISTANCE: not found

 

IMAGE INFORMATION

OPTICS: 8" f5 Orion Optics Reflector with Televue Paracorr working at 5.75

CAMERA: QSI 583 WS  

FILTERS: Baader LRGB

MOUNT: Sky Watcher NEQ6

SKY CONDITIONS: Seeing acceptable.

EXPOSURES: LHaRGB (90,120,40,40,40) Ha bin 2x2

 

OBJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMAGE SESSION

Located almost 2 degrees from IC 2944 at the south east lies IC 2966. Could not found much information about this object nor many colour pictures, probably because it is outshined by it magnificent neighbour IC 2944.It was discovered by Scottish astronomer James Dunlop in May 1826 from Australia.

The reflection component of the nebula came very well, however the hydrogen surrounded area was very faint from my home location.