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Contains:  NGC 4372, The star γMus
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Dark Doodad Nebula, 





    
        

            Jeff
Dark Doodad Nebula

Dark Doodad Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:SkyWatcher Esprit 120ED APO

Imaging camera:ZWO ASI094MC Pro

Mount:Software Bisque Paramount MX

Guiding telescope or lens:William Optics 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding camera:ZWO ASI290MM

Software:PixInsight

Resolution: 6400x4000

Dates:June 10, 2018

Frames: 34x300"

Integration: 2.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.83 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.74%

Astrometry.net job: 2991887

RA center: 186.558 degrees

DEC center: -71.940 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.170 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.006 degrees

Field radius: 1.226 degrees

Data source: Backyard

Description

I love the name "Dark Doodad" ... for a dark nebula with no discernable everyday shape.

Repro of data captured June last year, as I await some rare clear nights. It could probably do with some Luminance subs to bring out more dust, but I'm happy for now just to have improved my processing workflow.

The golden globular cluster is NGC4372, and the large blue-white star is our neighbor Gamma Muscae, only 325 lightyears away and spinning on its axis every 2.7 days.

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jcoldrey
Jeff
License: Attribution Creative Commons
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Dark Doodad Nebula, 





    
        

            Jeff