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Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  NGC 246
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NGC 246 - Skull Nebula, 


            Nicholas Jones
NGC 246 - Skull Nebula
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: AG Optical 12.5" iDK

Imaging cameras: FLI Microline ML16200

Mounts: Astro-Physics AP1100 gto

Guiding telescopes or lenses: AG Optical 12.5" iDK

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Loadestar X2

Software: CCDStack 2

Filters: Astrodon LRGB2  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC

Accessory: Astrodon MonsterMOAG Off-Axis Guider

Dates:Nov. 6, 2018

Frames: 40x300"

Integration: 3.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.61%

Basic astrometry details job: 3667028

RA center: 0h 47' 0"

DEC center: -11° 53' 31"

Pixel scale: 0.883 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 356.120 degrees

Field radius: 0.466 degrees

Resolution: 3000x2336

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)

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NGC 246 - Skull Nebula, 


            Nicholas Jones