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NGC 6072 PLANETARY NEBULA

Scorpius

 (ra: 16:13,0/ dec -36:14)

 

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DATA

TYPE: Planetary Nebula

APPARENT MAGNITUDE: 14

SIZE: 1.2 arc minutes.

DISTANCE: not found

DATE: September 22nd 2008

 

OBJECT DESCRIPTION

The nebula is located in Scorpius near the limit with Constellation of Lupus. Not much information on this object over the net, however it is highly recommended for imaging. In my opinion it has some similarity with M76, although M76 is more that twice its size. It can be seen with large telescopes. Some reports stated the bluish component is almost visible. The object was going down west and September is too late for a picture from my location, nevertheless i am pleased with the result.

 

IMAGE INFORMATION

SCOPE: Celestron C8 (SCT) Vixen GPDX Mount. Sky Sensor 2000 guided with SXV guide Camera

SKY CONDITIONS: Seeing: Poor. Visual limit magnitude 4.

CAMERA: Starlight Xpress SXVF H9 @f 5 (imaged croped)

FILTERS: Astronomik Ha, Astronomik Type II, IDAS LPS II for Luminance

EXPOSURES: LHaRGB(10,10,10,10,10) 

IMAGE ACQUISITION & GUIDING: AstroArt 3.0 - CCD Control Interface 3.72 Plug In

PROCESSED: ImagesPlus 2.75, Photoshop CS

 


 

 

NGC 6072 PLANETARY NEBULA

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Scorpius

 (ra: 16:13,0/ dec -36:14)