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Contains:  NGC 4833, NGC 4372, The star δMus, The star βMus, The star αMus, The star γMus, The star ζ1Mus, The star εMus, Part of the constellation Musca (Mus)
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Body of Musca - The Dragonfly, 


            Geoff Scott
Body of Musca - The Dragonfly

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Pentax Takumar 200mm f/4 prime lens

Imaging camera:Canon 70D

Mount:Star Adventurer

Software:Photoshop CC

Resolution: 5418x3578

Dates:Feb. 9, 2019

Frames: 15x60" ISO1600

Integration: 0.2 hours

Darks: ~51

Flats: ~17

Bias: ~17

Avg. Moon age: 4.14 days

Avg. Moon phase: 18.20%

Temperature: 22.00 job: 2517758

RA center: 190.377 degrees

DEC center: -70.807 degrees

Pixel scale: 4.213 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 101.607 degrees

Field radius: 3.800 degrees

Locations: Perth Observatory, Bickley, Western Australia, Australia

Data source: Traveller


Toward the southern pole from The Southern Cross (Crux) is a quite recognisable group of 4 stars that is the body of The Dragofly constellation 'Musca'. The area includes a couple of globular clusters and a stark dust lane, commonly referred to as the Dark Doodad of Musca.



Geoff Scott
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Body of Musca - The Dragonfly, 


            Geoff Scott