Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Norma (Nor)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6164  ·  NGC 6165
NGC6164 nebula, 


            Nicholas Jones
NGC6164 nebula
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NGC6164 nebula, 


            Nicholas Jones
NGC6164 nebula
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: AG Optical 12.5" iDK

Imaging cameras: FLI Microline ML16200

Mounts: Astro-Physics AP1100 gto

Guiding telescopes or lenses: AG Optical 12.5" iDK

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Loadestar X2

Software: Starkeeper.it Voyager Voyager  ·  CCDStack 2

Filters: Astrodon Ha 3nm 50mm  ·  OIII 3nm

Accessory: ScopeDome 3M  ·  Astrodon MonsterMOAG Off-Axis Guider

Dates:Sept. 7, 2019

Frames: 91x1200" (30h 20')

Integration: 30h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 8.70 days

Avg. Moon phase: 63.79%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3809520

RA center: 16h33m57s

DEC center: -48°0545

Pixel scale: 0.587 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.935 degrees

Field radius: 0.459 degrees

Resolution: 4391x3519

Locations: Terip Terip, Murindindi Shire, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard


This is NGC6164 emission nebular in the constellation of Norma, captured from the Michael Jones Observatory in September 2019. The nebular has formed from the intense radiation of the central O Type star. The nebula is enveloped by a delicate blue shroud that is thought to have formed from an earlier active phase of the O star.

This image is a product combining hydrogen-alpha filtered images with Oxygen III filtered images to produce a bi-colour image.

System details

Telescope: AG Optical Systems 0.3 meter iDK,

Focal length 2121 mm

Camera: mono FLI ML16200 with a Loadstar X2 on an Astrodon MOAG off-axis guider.

Adaptive Optics: SXV-AO-LF

Observatory: Scopedome 3m

Acquisition software: Voyager

Plate size: 44' x 35'

Hydrgen-alpha filter 25 x 20 minutes

Oyxgen III filter 66 x 20 minutes



    NGC6164 nebula, 


            Nicholas Jones
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    NGC6164 nebula, 


            Nicholas Jones


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NGC6164 nebula, 


            Nicholas Jones