Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Corona Australis (CrA)  ·  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
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The Anteater Nebula

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The Anteater Nebula, 



    
        

            Gary Plummer
The Anteater Nebula
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The Anteater Nebula

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: TS PhotoLine Triplet Apo 80/480

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool pro ASI1600MM-PRO

Mounts: SkyWatcher HEQ5 PRO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: 50mm Guidescope 50mm finderscope as guidescope

Guiding cameras: Prostar LP guider LP Guider

Focal reducers: TS Optics TS Big Field Flattener 2.5"

Software: SGP  ·  PHD2  ·  PixInsight 1.8 Ripley PixInsight Core 01.08.04.1195 Ripley (x64)

Filters: ZWO LRGB-Ha,OIII,SII 7nm Narrowband Filters


Dates:Aug. 30, 2019

Frames: 120x180" (6h)

Integration: 6h

Avg. Moon age: 0.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.01%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net 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

Description

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.

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