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Contains:  NGC 2467
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NGC 2476, 


            Russ Carpenter
NGC 2476

NGC 2476

Technical card

Resolution: 3720x3218

Dates:Jan. 17, 2019

Frames: 15x600"

Integration: 2.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 10.59 days

Avg. Moon phase: 81.57% job: 2654539

RA center: 118.299 degrees

DEC center: -26.416 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.962 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.951 degrees

Field radius: 0.657 degrees

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope


Here is NGC 2467 in the Hubble (SHO) palette. This has got be to one of the best narrowband targets in the Southern Hemisphere.

NGC 2467 is commonly known as the skull and crossbones nebula. I challenge you to find a skull and crossbones anywhere in this object. It is sometimes also compared to the mandrill, which is a colorful monkey found in the tropical rain forests of Africa. That also seems to like a stretch to me. I think of NGC 2467 as the Grinch Nebula, but that might not catch on.

NCG 2467 is actually the name of an open cluster embedded in the nebula. The cluster has been the object of extensive study relating to star formation.

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



Russ Carpenter
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NGC 2476, 


            Russ Carpenter