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Contains:  NGC 6293, The star 51Oph, The star 44Oph, The star 43Oph, The star θOph, The star οOph, The star 36Oph
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The Pipe & The Snake, 


            Björn Hoffmann
The Pipe & The Snake

The Pipe & The Snake

Technical card

Resolution: 2000x1125

Dates:May 26, 2017

Frames: 120x30" ISO1600

Integration: 1.0 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~40

Avg. Moon age: 0.79 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.71%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00 job: 1762425

RA center: 261.075 degrees

DEC center: -25.968 degrees

Pixel scale: 16.771 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.329 degrees

Field radius: 5.345 degrees

Locations: Northern Black Forest, Bad Wildbad, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


I took a new try in processing my pipe nebula, since the last panoramic version had severe problems with different black levels across the panoramic tiles. I am still struggling to get the same black levels during stretching after stitching. Here I precisely looked for that. With two tiles it's not a problem. with many it gets pretty annoying.
However, enjoy the Pipe and the nearby Snake Nebula!



Björn Hoffmann
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons


  • The Pipe & The Snake, 


            Björn Hoffmann
  • Final
    The Pipe & The Snake, 


            Björn Hoffmann


brighter and some more detail contrast

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Sky plot


The Pipe & The Snake, 


            Björn Hoffmann