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DG6 (Magakian 16) and company, 


            Antonio F. Sánchez
DG6 (Magakian 16) and company
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: ASA N12 astrograph

Imaging cameras: FLI ML8300

Mounts: ASA DDM85 S-XL

Software: ASA Autoslew, Sequence...

Filters: Optec 50mm B  ·  Optec 50mm G  ·  Optec 50mm R  ·  Optec 50mm L

Dates:Sept. 27, 2013Sept. 28, 2013Sept. 29, 2013Sept. 30, 2013

Optec 50mm B: 26x600" -25C bin 1x1
Optec 50mm G: 22x600" -25C bin 1x1
Optec 50mm L: 57x720" -25C bin 1x1
Optec 50mm R: 24x600" -25C bin 1x1

Integration: 23.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.79 days

Avg. Moon phase: 33.26%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 90810

RA center: 0h 58' 25"

DEC center: +56° 24' 0"

Pixel scale: 1.369 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.776 degrees

Field radius: 0.635 degrees

Resolution: 620x601


Close to Pacman is an ignored little group of blue reflection nebulas, IRAS targets and even submillimetric radio fonts.Main reflection nebula of the group is DG6. I invested almost 24 hours of integer subframes just to present in a decent way this image. I attached a prehistoric paint of a horse from Altamira´s Cave (Spain) as it´s very similar to the nebula. Both images are messengers from the past.. one coming by men´s hand (18000 years B.C) and the other by Universe light thousands of years ago..
An annotated image can be seen here also:

Thanks for looking.
Clear skies.



Antonio F. Sánchez
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DG6 (Magakian 16) and company, 


            Antonio F. Sánchez