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The phantom object - wrong RA and DEC :-), 


            Rudolf Bumm
The phantom object - wrong RA and DEC :-)
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The phantom object - wrong RA and DEC :-)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:ASA - Astro Systeme Austria Astrograph 203 mm f2.75

Imaging cameras:ZWO ASI1600MMC

Mounts:iOptron CEM60


Dates:Jan. 27, 2018

Frames: 42x180"

Integration: 2.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 10.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 77.58%

Basic astrometry details job: 1915176

RA center: 2h 52' 38"

DEC center: +60° 27' 57"

Pixel scale: 1.368 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 157.608 degrees

Field radius: 1.109 degrees

Resolution: 4656x3520

Locations: Mirasteilas observatory, Falera, Graubünden, Switzerland


The goal of this session was to take an image of the monkey nebula. However, something went wrong with RA and Dec in the image definition and so I actually took a photo of a completely different section of the sky - the Soul nebula ! The Ha images proved to be very nice and I was sure to have focused my scope on monkey, although I failed to be able to really identify the structures on the image. But what a view !

Taken, as usual, on Mirasteilas observatory, 1288 m, Falera, Switzerland.
Only minimal image processing with Pixinsight. Sorry for the edges.


42 x 180 s Ha



Rudolf Bumm
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The phantom object - wrong RA and DEC :-), 


            Rudolf Bumm