Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Scorpius (Sco)  ·  Contains:  14 nu. Sco  ·  15.51  ·  713 Luscinia  ·  IC 4592  ·  Jabbah  ·  The star νSco
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A Blue Horsehead (IC 4592), 



    
        

            Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
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A Blue Horsehead (IC 4592)

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A Blue Horsehead (IC 4592), 



    
        

            Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
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A Blue Horsehead (IC 4592)

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 150ED ED APO Triplet

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 6200MC PRO

Mounts: iOptron CEM60-EC

Software: PixInsight 1.8 PI 1.8  ·  Photoshop CS6


Dates:June 5, 2021

Frames: 90x300" (7h 30')

Integration: 7h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 25.09 days

Avg. Moon phase: 20.68%


RA center: 16h10m50s.768

DEC center: -19°0145.26

Pixel scale: 2.182 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 112.883 degrees (flipped)

Field radius: 1.115 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 3000x2127

Locations: MUNHOZ, Munhoz, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Data source: Backyard

Description

Located in the constellation Scorpion, it is a reflection nebula composed of dust that is normally dark but turns blue when scattering light from nearby hot stars.

The main star, its eye is Nu Scorpii (also called Jabbah), being the main responsible for the blue coloration in the nebula.

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A Blue Horsehead (IC 4592), 



    
        

            Fernando Oliveira de Menezes