Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Puppis (Pup)
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: StellarVue SV70T

Imaging cameras: QSI 683 wsg-8

Mounts: Skywatcher NEQ 6 PRO

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Off Axis Guider

Software: Adobe Photoship CC 2017  ·  Noel Carboni's Astro Tools for PhotoShop Noel Carboni Actions  ·  PHD GUIDING  ·  Nebulosity 4

Filters: Astrodon Ha 1.25 3nm

Accessory: Kendrick Standard Dual Channel Controller


Dates:March 2, 2018

Frames: 7x1800" (3h 30')

Integration: 3h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 15.29 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.69%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2098049

RA center: 7h 41' 40"

DEC center: -41° 36' 54"

Pixel scale: 3.291 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 292.903 degrees

Field radius: 1.794 degrees


Resolution: 3000x2289

Locations: Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Description

Hi Folks,

Poking around Galaxy map I found this cool mountain shaped, Ha rich object near NGC 2451 and ó Pup. So thought it was worth imaging to see how it would look under the full moon

No idea what it is or how to ID it - so would welcome input on this.

Sky Safari 5 pro suggests IREC (InfraRed Excess Clouds) 374 Dark Nebula...

It's dim though, this is 3.5 hrs 5nm Ha already.

Will have to test to see if there's any O3 or S2 present.

Anyway - thought some may find it interesting to see something different!

Update: Added NB & colour data & mapped image as per the following recipe ...

3nm Ha=Blue 8 hrs 1800 secs

3nm N2= Green 5 Hrs 1800 secs

3nm S2=Red - 5hrs 1200sec Binx2

RGB 15x60sec subs ea

Reminds me of one of those big mutant monsters from the movie, 'Pacific Rim' as it emerges from the depths.

There appears to be no O2 present.

Tricky to map the colours and still show three seperate wavelengths as there are all so close together.

* Processed on my laptop while on holidays - hope the colours ok...

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