Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Scorpius (Sco)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6451  ·  NGC 6480
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Space Pooch: in memory of Laika (LDN 1795 and NGC 6451), 



    
        

            Todd
Space Pooch: in memory of Laika (LDN 1795 and NGC 6451)
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Space Pooch: in memory of Laika (LDN 1795 and NGC 6451)

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)
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Space Pooch: in memory of Laika (LDN 1795 and NGC 6451), 



    
        

            Todd
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Space Pooch: in memory of Laika (LDN 1795 and NGC 6451)

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 200/1000 Newton 8" PDS

Imaging cameras: Nikon D850

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 30F4 Guidescope

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L-II-M

Software: Pixinsight 1.8  ·  GIMP


Dates:Sept. 9, 2020

Frames: 36x180" (1h 48')

Integration: 1h 48'

Avg. Moon age: 21.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 58.63%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3835495

RA center: 17h 54' 38"

DEC center: -30° 28' 48"

Pixel scale: 0.882 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 357.299 degrees

Field radius: 1.167 degrees


Resolution: 8200x4848

Data source: Backyard

Description

Space Pooch

Read about Baade's Window in the latest issue of Australian Sky and Telescope and while looking at it in Telescopius.com I noticed LDN1795

With a big day at work today, I decided to keep it simple last night and see what I could get on it.

Always struck me as looking like a dog, which of course reminded me of Laika, cosmonaut pooch and first earthling to orbit the globe.

Sadly, the dysregulated temperature in her capsule took her life after perhaps two orbits, otherwise she had enough breathable air for seven days.

Laika never made it even close to Sagittarius, which is where her visage gazes upon us forever more, proudly showing humanity that life could survive in space. Open Cluster NGC6451 also visible at right of frame.

See a picture of Laika at space.com

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Space Pooch: in memory of Laika (LDN 1795 and NGC 6451), 



    
        

            Todd