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NGC 246 - Skull Nebula, 


            Nicholas Jones

Technical card

Resolution: 4500x3504

Dates:Nov. 6, 2018

Frames: 40x300"

Integration: 3.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.61% job: 2353740

Locations: Terip Terip, Murindindi Shire, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard


NGC 246 is planetary nebula in Cetus. Its beautiful blue and purple mottled gas was expelled from its once sun-like star 1600 years ago.

For this object I used binning on the RGB images and kept the lum unbinned.

Location: Central Victorian Highlands, Victoria, Australia
Dates: 6 Oct - 11 Oct 2018
Optics: AG Optical Systems 12.5" iDK,
Focal length 2121 mm
Camera: mono FLI ML16200 with a Loadstar X2 on an Astrodon MOAG off-axis guider.
Acquisition: Software: Sequence Generator Pro
Lum : 17 x 5min lum
12 x 3min red binned 2x2
12 x 3min green binned 2x2
12 x 3min blue binned 2x2

total integration 3 hours 13 minutes



Nicholas Jones
License: None (All rights reserved)


NGC 246 - Skull Nebula, 


            Nicholas Jones