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Contains:  NGC 6416, M 6, Butterfly cluster, NGC 6405, NGC 6383, NGC 6357, NGC 6334, M 19, NGC 6273, M 62, NGC 6266, The star οOph, The star 36Oph, The star 51Oph, The star 3Sgr, The star 45Oph, The star 44Oph, The star θOph, The star Lesath (υSco), The star Shaula (λSco)
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from Pipe to Cat

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC

Imaging camera:Canon Eos6da

Mount:iOptron 3200

Guiding telescope or lens:Skywatcher 9x50 finder

Guiding camera:Lacerta MGEN

Software:Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. Pix InsightPhotoshop

Resolution: 3660x2443

Dates:Aug. 22, 2017

Frames: 41x120"

Integration: 1.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.79 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.70% job: 1731333

RA center: 261.312 degrees

DEC center: -30.333 degrees

Pixel scale: 15.617 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 267.609 degrees

Field radius: 9.544 degrees

Locations: Hakos Guest Farm, 100km past Windhoek, Namibia


Widefield covering the area from Pipe nebula at right to Cats Paw nebula and Rose nebula to the left. The star masses of the galactic center and numerous dark clouds (including Barnards famous Snake at right) dominate the picture, the galactic rift at left adornded by Rose and Cats Paw nebula. A lot of globulars (M19 and M62 right at bottom)and other Deepsky objects, like little Bug nebula (NGC 6302) can be identified, use the provided annotated version. More difficult to identify are a bunch of asteroids drifting through the field, the brightes being (40) Harmonia, a mag 10,9 tiny speck at the upper tip of the pipe. The two bright stars at left form the sting of Scorpius.

Eos 6da at Iso400, Samyang 135mm at f/2. North at right.






annotated picture

Sky plot

Sky plot


from Pipe to Cat,