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Sh2-302 Emission Nebula in Puppis, 


Sh2-302 Emission Nebula in Puppis
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Sh2-302 Emission Nebula in Puppis

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Imaging telescopes or lenses:Lacerta / Skywatcher 8" Newton f4

Imaging cameras:Atik ONE 6.0

Mounts:10 Micron GM1000 HPS

Guiding telescopes or lenses:Skywatcher 8x50 Finder

Guiding cameras:Atik GP

Software:Adobe Photoshop CS5 CS5PixInsinght

Filters:Astrodon 3nm Ha Astrodon E-Series 1,25" RGB

Dates:Feb. 22, 2019Feb. 23, 2019Feb. 27, 2019

Astrodon 3nm Ha : 80x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon E-Series 1,25" RGB: 100x60" bin 2x2

Integration: 8.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 69.51%

Basic astrometry details job: 3483018

RA center: 7h 31' 43"

DEC center: -16° 59' 20"

Pixel scale: 1.172 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.101 degrees

Field radius: 0.561 degrees

Resolution: 2702x2140

Locations: Rooftop Terrace, Vienna - City Center, Austria

Data source: Traveller


The red emission nebula Sh2-302 (Gum 6, LBN 1046, RCW 7) is located around 6000 light years away in the southern constellation of Puppis and never rises higher than 25° at my site. The nebula is crossed by a significant dark dust lane. To the left of the upper end of the dust lane lies the blue Reflection Nebula vdB 97, barely imaged from my light polluted site in Vienna. Below the main object is the small open cluster NGC 2409.



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Sh2-302 Emission Nebula in Puppis,