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Contains:  NGC 6388, The star σAra
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RCW 114 - Indy's Whip Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 2685x6111

Dates:June 1, 2017July 1, 2017

Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Blue 36mm Blue Filter: 23x600"
Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Green 50mm Green Filter: 23x600"
Astrodon Ha 1.25 3nm: 54x1800"
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Red filter: 23x600"

Integration: 38.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.59 days

Avg. Moon phase: 52.21% job: 1661314

RA center: 262.965 degrees

DEC center: -45.837 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.286 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 167.056 degrees

Field radius: 3.046 degrees

Locations: Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Three panel Mosaic featuring RCW114 in HaRGB, from Melbourne.

This huge but very faint nebula has rarely if ever photographed by amateurs.
Looks a bit like Indiana Jones'whip :)

It was originally thought to be a ring nebula surrounding the Wolf-Rayet star WR 90, expanding into a pre-existing cavity created by the supernova remnant 343.0-06.0. However, current research suggests that is much closer to us than WR90, so is an Ancient SNR in it's own right.

It's big (and dim) too, this is now 1/2 of the region in the FOV!
For the curious it's located next to Sargas in Scorpius, 345.07, -6.445
The Glob at the upper left is NGC 6388

27 hrs - 54 x1800sec subs - Ha3nm
11.5 hrs - 69x600sec subs RG&B

Taken from my light polluted suburban backyard in Melbourne, Australia.



Andys Astro
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RCW 114 - Indy's Whip Nebula, 


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