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NGC 1763 in SHO, 


            Russ Carpenter
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NGC 1763 in SHO

Technical card

Dates:Dec. 24, 2018

Frames: 15x600"

Integration: 2.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 16.75 days

Avg. Moon phase: 95.62%

Astrometry.net job: 2649995

RA center: 4h 56' 42"

DEC center: -66° 26' 6"

Pixel scale: 0.963 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.143 degrees

Field radius: 0.516 degrees

Resolution: 2575x2870

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope


Here is NGC 1763. It is commonly known by the prosaic name of “Bean Nebula.” In reality, NGC 1763 is a magnificent narrowband target, with strong signals in all three narrowband channels. This image uses the Hubble (SHO) palette.

Tech Notes:
ASA Newtonian, 500 mm aperture, 1900mm focal length, F3.6
FLI Proline 16803, 9 mm pixel, 4096 X 4096
ASA DDM85 equatorial mount
Processing with PixInsight and Affinity Photo


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NGC 1763 in SHO, 


            Russ Carpenter