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Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  B258, NGC 6357, NGC6357, PK352+00.1, Sh2-11, the War and Peace Nebula
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Lobster Nebula (take 1 - 20 July), 


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Lobster Nebula (take 1 - 20 July)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific ED102 FCD 100 Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromatic Refractor

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MC PRO ASI294MC PRO

Mounts: Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM guide camera

Focal reducers: Starfield 0.8x Focal Reducer

Software: ZWO ASIAir Pro  ·  Photoshop CC 2019  ·  PixInsight

Filters: ZWO UV IR Cut 2"  ·  Explore Scientific UHC UHC Nebula Filter

Accessory: ZWO Off-Axis Guider  ·  ZWO ASIAIR Pro  ·  ZWO EAF Electronic Focuser

Dates:July 20, 2020

Frames: 11x300"

Integration: 0.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 29.30 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.06% job: 3686573

RA center: 17h 24' 41"

DEC center: -34° 9' 41"

Pixel scale: 2.119 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 94.260 degrees

Field radius: 1.136 degrees

Resolution: 3168x2207

Locations: Home, Kerikeri, New Zealand

Data source: Backyard


After horrible weather, flooding etc, had a couple of hours last night and able to use about 50% of subs for this bright nebula - still some haze around larger stars. Looking forward to reshoot as weather clears...



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Lobster Nebula (take 1 - 20 July),