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Prawn Nebula

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO Newton 12″ f/4
Imaging cameras: ATIK 11000m
Mounts: Skywatcher EQ8
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50 mm mini guider
Guiding cameras: Orion Star Shoot Planetary Imager & Autoguider
Focal reducers: ASA Wynne 3″ Corrector 0.95x
Software: photoshop, Startools 1.3.5, CCDStack, Maxim DL
Filters: Orion 2” LRGB filter set, Baader Ha 2″
Dates: April 29, 2014
Frames:
Orion 2” LRGB filter set: 6×300″ -15C bin 2×2
Baader Ha 2″: 5×600″ -15C bin 1×1
Integration: 1.3 hours

Author: Paul Storey
AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI 19 July 2014

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