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Contains:  NGC 6357
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NGC 6357 Lobster Nebula, 


NGC 6357 Lobster Nebula
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NGC 6357 Lobster Nebula

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Resolution: 2694x2163

Dates:Oct. 13, 2015Oct. 14, 2015

Astrodon E-Series 1,25" B: 10x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon E-Series 1,25" R: 13x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 1.9 hours

Darks: 0

Flats: 0

Flat darks: 0

Bias: 0

Avg. Moon age: 0.90 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.14%

Basic astrometry details job: 863997

RA center: 17h 25' 5"

DEC center: -34° 16' 44"

Pixel scale: 2.497 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.239 degrees

Field radius: 1.198 degrees

Locations: La Palma (Canary Islands), Puntagorda, Spain

Data source: Traveller


NGC 6357 is an emission nebula in the constellation Scorpius, located just above the stinger of the scorpion at 8000 light years distance. This nebula is also called the "War and Peace" Nebula and includes the open cluster Pismis 24.

Bicolor image from red and blue frames (green = blue) taken on the island of La Palma in October 2015 on two consecutive evenings. Due to the late season, the nebula in the summer milky way was already low in the sky after dusk. Because of the narrow imaging window, I skipped the aquisition of the green channel. Two hours total integration time is of course very short. however, at declination -34 degrees, it is another impossible target from my usual site in Vienna!


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