Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Draco (Dra)
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LBN 406 in Draco, 



    
        

            Steve Milne
LBN 406 in Draco
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ106ED

Imaging cameras: QSI683wsg

Mounts: 10 Micron GM1000HPS

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ106ED

Guiding cameras: QSI683wsg

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Adobe Photoshop 6 CS  ·  Pixinsight 1.8

Filters: Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Blue  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Green  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Red  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Luminance


Dates:June 25, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Blue: 24x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Green: 24x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Luminance: 42x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Red: 24x600" bin 1x1

Integration: 19.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.34 days

Avg. Moon phase: 19.87%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3644540

RA center: 16h 46' 49"

DEC center: +60° 16' 33"

Pixel scale: 2.094 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.225 degrees

Field radius: 1.151 degrees


Resolution: 2477x3087

Locations: E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura

Description

Lynds Bright Nebula 406 is a molecular cloud in the constellation of Draco. For reasons unknown to me, the nebula is sometimes referred to as the Laughing Skull Nebula.

Just below the nebula in this picture is a barred spiral galaxy that bears a mild resemblance to Saturn. This is the catchily-named UGC 10548.

LBN 406 was photographed between 16 and 25 June 2020 from an imaging rig in Spain that is privately owned and operated by Barry Wilson and me.

Capture Details:

Telescope: Takahashi FSQ 106
Mount: 10 Micron GM 1000 HPS
Camera: QSI 683
Filters: Astrodon

Lum: 42 x 600s
Red: 24 x 600s
Green: 24 x 600s
Blue: 24 x 600s

Total exposure is 19 hours.

Data: Steve Milne & Barry Wilson
Processing: Steve Milne

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