Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Scorpius (Sco)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6072  ·  PK342+10.1
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NGC 6072, 



    
        

            Gary Imm
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NGC 6072

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NGC 6072, 



    
        

            Gary Imm
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NGC 6072

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-130NFB

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 60mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono

Software: Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight  ·  Stark Labs PHD2 2.6.3

Filters: Astrodon Ha 31mm 5nm  ·  Astrodon OIII 31mm 3nm  ·  Astrodon Green 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Blue 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Red 31mm Gen2 I-Series

Accessory: Feathertouch Focuser Boss II Electronic Focusing Control  ·  ZWO EFW  ·  TeleVue 2x PowerMate


Dates:June 27, 2018

Frames:
Astrodon Blue 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 30x30" (15') (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 30x30" (15') (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Ha 31mm 5nm: 40x60" (40') (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 31mm 3nm: 40x60" (40') (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 30x30" (15') (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 2h 5'

Avg. Moon age: 14.12 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.53%


RA center: 16h12m58s.381

DEC center: -36°1345.30

Pixel scale: 0.398 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 122.296 degrees

Field radius: 0.183 degrees

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Resolution: 2826x1730

Locations: Backyard (Mag 20.8 - Bortle 4.5), Onalaska, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This is a rarely imaged small planetary nebula about 40 seconds across. It is located in the constellation of Scorpius. The unique shape of the nebula is believed to be caused by a double bipolar outflow system. The central star is visible in the image as a bluish blurry point.

From the northern hemisphere, the nebula is low in the southern sky at a declination of -36 degrees. Its small size and low altitude make it a very difficult object for me to image. This is probably why the only other Astrobin entry for this object was taken from the southern hemisphere with a 27 inch telescope.

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NGC 6072, 



    
        

            Gary Imm