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Contains:  Bug nebula, NGC 6302
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NGC 6302, the Bug Nebula, 


NGC 6302, the Bug Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 1280x1022

Dates:June 19, 2010

Frames: 7x1200"

Integration: 2.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.73 days

Avg. Moon phase: 53.65% job: 87318

RA center: 258.426 degrees

DEC center: -37.089 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.678 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -29.154 degrees

Field radius: 0.154 degrees

Locations: Astro Anarchy Observatory, Oulu, Finland, Finland


Image is shot with the Northern Galactic group's remote telescope in Australia, from Oulu, Finland.

NGC 6302, the "Bug Nebula", (also called the "Butterfly Nebula") is a bipolar planetary nebula in the constellation Scorpius. The central star is one of the hottest of its kind, about 200.000 K. The central star can't be seen due the dense equatorial disc composed of gas and dust. The disc might be the reason for the bipolar structure of this bright planetary nebula Distance is about 3500 light years.



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NGC 6302, the Bug Nebula,