Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Scorpius (Sco)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6357
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A Lobster's Tale - NGC 6357, 



    
        

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A Lobster's Tale - NGC 6357
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A Lobster's Tale - NGC 6357

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A Lobster's Tale - NGC 6357, 



    
        

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A Lobster's Tale - NGC 6357
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A Lobster's Tale - NGC 6357

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Sidereal Trading/Klaus Helmerichs carbon fibre 10"F4 Newtonian
Imaging Cameras
QSI 683 wsg-8
Mounts
Takahashi NJP Temma-2
Filters
Astrodon O-III 3nm · Astrodon Ha 1.25 3nm · Astrodon S2 3nm · Astrodon L Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance · Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Red filter · Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Green 50mm Green Filter · Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Blue 36mm Blue Filter
Accessories
TeleVue Paracorr Coma Corrector
Software
Adobe Photoship CC 2017 · Noel Carboni's Astro Tools for PhotoShop Noel Carboni Actions · Sky Safari Pro · PHD GUIDING · Nik Software, Inc. Nik Filters
Guiding Cameras
Starlight Xpress Lodestar

Acquisition details

Dates:
June 9, 2019
Frames:
Integration:
16h 10'
Avg. Moon age:
6.59 days
Avg. Moon phase:
41.57%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2739871

RA center: 17h24m47s.0

DEC center: -34°0444

Pixel scale: 0.806 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 355.394 degrees

Field radius: 0.538 degrees

Resolution: 3831x2899

Locations: Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

We have some bizarre shaped DSO's in the southern Hemisphere.

Here is Ngc 6357 from Suburbia, very challenging to process too!

26x600 Ha 3nm

43x600 O3 3nm

10x600S2 3nm

30x120 ea RG&B

Cataloged as NGC 6357, the Lobster Nebula houses the open star cluster Pismis 24 near its centre -- a home to unusually bright and massive stars. The overall blue glow near the inner star forming region results from the emission of ionised hydrogen gas. The surrounding nebula, holds a complex tapestry of gas, dark dust, stars still forming, and newly born stars. The intricate patterns are caused by complex interactions between interstellar winds, radiation pressures, magnetic fields, and gravity. NGC 6357 spans about 400 light years and lies about 8,000 light years away toward the constellation of the Scorpion. (apod)

Kinda looks like Deep Space 9 too!

Thanks for looking, C&C welcome

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A Lobster's Tale - NGC 6357, 



    
        

            Andy 01