Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Scorpius (Sco)  ·  Contains:  The star 1Sco  ·  The star 2Sco  ·  The star 3Sco  ·  The star 4Sco  ·  The star πSco
Southern Scorpius Claw Region (near Pi Sco Nebula), 



    
        

            Jan Curtis
Southern Scorpius Claw Region (near Pi Sco Nebula)
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Southern Scorpius Claw Region (near Pi Sco Nebula)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Nikon NIKKOR 180 F2,8 AIS ED

Imaging cameras: Nikon d7100

Mounts: ORION Sirius EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Nikon NIKKOR 180 F2,8 AIS ED

Software: Noel Carboni's Astro Tools for PhotoShop Noel Carboni Actions  ·  Photoshop CS 6 Adobe  ·  PIXINSIGHT PixInsinght 1.8 RC7


Dates:March 29, 2015

Frames: 49x90" (1h 13' 30") ISO3200

Integration: 1h 13' 30"

Avg. Moon age: 9.39 days

Avg. Moon phase: 70.68%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Temperature: 7.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 631235

RA center: 15h57m02s

DEC center: -26°0054

Orientation: -179.489 degrees

Field radius: 1.866 degrees


Resolution: 620x488

Locations: Eldorado (6767' elev), @ Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

Description

With just two hours of moonless skies this morning, I managed to capture the blue nebulosity around Pi and RHO Scorpius.

Revision attempts to limit noise and spherical aberration due to edge of field effect. Will revisit this DSO in the coming months with more subs.

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Southern Scorpius Claw Region (near Pi Sco Nebula), 



    
        

            Jan Curtis