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Contains:  NGC 6723, NGC 6726, The star εCrA
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Corona Australis Nebula, 



    
        

            Jeff
Corona Australis Nebula
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Corona Australis Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:SkyWatcher Esprit 120ED APO

Imaging camera:ZWO ASI094MC Pro

Mount:Software Bisque Paramount MX

Guiding telescope or lens:William Optics 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding camera:ZWO ASI 290MM

Software:PHDTheSkyX ProPleiades PixInsight


Dates:Sept. 7, 2018

Frames: 12x300"

Integration: 1.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.97 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.26%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2243025

RA center: 19h 1' 49"

DEC center: -37° 3' 3"

Pixel scale: 1.170 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.261 degrees

Field radius: 1.025 degrees


Resolution: 4800x4100

Locations: Wonga Park, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

This large nebula is located about 420 light years away and was formed when several bright stars became entangled with a dark cloud of dust. The cloud is a star-forming region, with clusters of young stars embedded inside, and consists of three nebulous regions – NGC 6726, NGC 6727, and NGC 6729.

A brief capture (60 minutes of data) until I can return sometime down the track ….

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jcoldrey
Jeff
License: Attribution Creative Commons
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Corona Australis Nebula, 



    
        

            Jeff