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Contains:  NGC 2371
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NGC2371, "a Sweet" :-), Peanut- or Gemini-Nebula and Asteroid 81 Terpsichore!

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:GSO RC 8"

Imaging cameras:ZWO ASI183MM Pro

Mounts:SkyWatcher HEQ5 GOTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses:GSO RC 8"

Guiding cameras:ZWO ASI120Mini

Focal reducers:Astro-Physics CCDT67

Software:Sequence Generator ProPHD2ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS5.5PixInsight

Dates:March 22, 2020March 23, 2020

Astrodon OIII 5nm: 24x300" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Baader Ha 2" 3,5nm: 22x300" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
RGB: 12x300" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 4.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.28 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.97%

Basic astrometry details job: 3356649

RA center: 7h 25' 28"

DEC center: +29° 28' 58"

Pixel scale: 0.899 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 352.153 degrees

Field radius: 0.379 degrees

Resolution: 2532x1679

Locations: My Garden, Heidenheim, Germany

Data source: Backyard


NGC 2371 is a 2-lobed Planetary Nebula 5069 ly away.
I accidentally caught the asteroid "81 Terpsichore" (red-green-blue line) on the left below the planetary nebula. Diameter of the Asteroid approx. 120km (thank you Helmut for your hint)



Rolf Dietrich
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Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC2371, "a Sweet" :-), Peanut- or Gemini-Nebula and Asteroid 81 Terpsichore!, 


            Rolf Dietrich