Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  NGC 1788  ·  NGC1788  ·  VdB33
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NGC 1788 Fox Face Nebula, 



    
        

            Rodney Watters
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NGC 1788 Fox Face Nebula

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NGC 1788 Fox Face Nebula, 



    
        

            Rodney Watters
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NGC 1788 Fox Face Nebula

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Tak TSA120

Imaging cameras: QSI 683 ws-8

Mounts: EQ8

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ShortTube 80 Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar x2

Focal reducers: Takahashi .7x Reducer

Software: Pixinsight 1.8  ·  Sequence Generator Pro

Filters: Astronomik Red  ·  Astronomik Luminance  ·  Blue  ·  Green


Dates:Dec. 23, 2016Jan. 20, 2017Jan. 28, 2017Feb. 18, 2017

Frames:
Astronomik Luminance: 28x300" (2h 20') -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik Red: 24x600" (4h) -20C bin 1x1
Blue: 24x600" (4h) -20C bin 1x1
Green: 27x600" (4h 30') -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 14h 50'

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~30

Flat darks: ~30

Bias: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 17.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 31.40%


Astrometry.net job: 1480716

RA center: 5h 5' 36"

DEC center: -3° 39' 25"

Pixel scale: 1.584 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.113 degrees

Field radius: 0.873 degrees


Resolution: 3206x2336

Locations: Glanmire Home Observatory, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

NGC 1788 is also known as the Fox Face Nebula (have a close look and you will see why.). The nebula itself is the lighter patch located in the top right hand quadrant of the image and is also collocated with Lynds 1616, a dark nebula. NGC 1788 is a reflection nebula which means that it does not emit its own light. The light we see results from the reflection of star light in the centre of the nebula. The brown colours in this image result from interstellar dust and together with the nebula itself sort of make up the shape of the body of a canine type of animal (at least I think that it does).

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NGC 1788 Fox Face Nebula, 



    
        

            Rodney Watters