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What Pretty Eyes You Have—NGC 6729, the Anteater Nebula, 



    
        

            Russ Carpenter
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What Pretty Eyes You Have—NGC 6729, the Anteater Nebula

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Dates:Aug. 6, 2019

Frames: 15x600"

Integration: 2.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 6.09 days

Avg. Moon phase: 36.42%


Astrometry.net job: 3914250

RA center: 19h 1' 21"

DEC center: -36° 59' 49"

Pixel scale: 0.963 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.542 degrees

Field radius: 0.475 degrees


Resolution: 2710x2296

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope

Description

I’ve always been intrigued by the two reflection nebula in this object, which are generally described as the “eyes” of an anteater. This image has been carefully processed to bring out the intricate dark structures embedded in the blue nebulosity.

I uploaded a version of NGC 6729 in 2019, but this image has been completely reworked.

Tech Notes for ASA 500/3.6:
ASA Newtonian, 500 mm aperture, 1900mm focal length, F3.6
FLI Proline 16803, 9 mm pixel, 4096 X 4096
ASA DDM85 equatorial mount
Processing with PixInsight, StarTools, and Affinity Photo

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What Pretty Eyes You Have—NGC 6729, the Anteater Nebula, 



    
        

            Russ Carpenter