Prawn Nebula in Scorpius

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Prawn Nebula, IC 4628, is an emission nebula located around 6000 light-years from Earth in the constellation of ScorpiusThe Prawn Nebula is around 250 light-years across, covering an area of sky equivalent to four times that of the full Moon. Despite this huge size it has been often overlooked by observers due to its faintness and because most of its light is emitted at wavelengths where the human eye is not sensitive. 

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion USA 102ED F7.0
Imaging cameras: Atik 314L+
Mounts: Skywatcher HEQ5 SynScan
Guiding cameras: Imaging Source DBK41AU02.AS
Dates: April 30, 2014
Frames: 24×300″
Integration: 2.0 hours

Author: Rodrigo Andolfato

AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI 13 May 2014