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Contains:  NGC 6723, NGC 6726, Part of the constellation Corona Austrina (CrA), The star γCrA, The star εCrA
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The Anteater Nebula, 


            Gary Plummer
The Anteater Nebula
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The Anteater Nebula

Technical card

Dates:Aug. 30, 2019

Frames: 120x180"

Integration: 6.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.01%

Basic astrometry details job: 3246078

RA center: 19h 2' 43"

DEC center: -36° 58' 40"

Pixel scale: 3.438 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 8.886 degrees

Field radius: 1.232 degrees

Resolution: 2048x1571

Locations: Back Garden, Clifton Springs, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard


The Anteater Nebula with NGC objects 6723-26,27, 29 and IC 4812. The blue reflection nebula are the anteaters eyes with the dark nebula Bernes 157 forming its body. NGC 6723 is the globular cluster that it appears to be ready to punce on. The Anteater is 420 light years away but its prey NGC6723 is a further 28,000 light years distant.
6 hours total exposure, 2 each of Red, Green & Blue.



Gary Plummer
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons


  • The Anteater Nebula, 


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    The Anteater Nebula, 


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The Anteater Nebula, 


            Gary Plummer