Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Dorado (Dor)  ·  Contains:  The star θDor
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The Hookah Pipe Nebula - NGC 1871 & 1873 in Dorado, 



    
        

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The Hookah Pipe Nebula - NGC 1871 & 1873 in Dorado

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sidereal Trading/Klaus Helmerichs carbon fibre 10"F4 Newtonian

Imaging cameras: QSI 683 wsg-8

Mounts: Takahashi NJP Temma-2

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Off Axis Guider

Focal reducers: TeleVue Paracorr Coma Corrector

Software: Sky Safari Pro  ·  PHD GUIDING  ·  Nebulosity 4  ·  StarTools 1.3.5RC Startools 1.3.5  ·  Nik Software, Inc. Nik Filters

Filters: Astrodon Ha 1.25 3nm  ·  Astrodon O-III 3nm  ·  Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Red filter  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Green 50mm Green Filter  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Blue 36mm Blue Filter


Dates:Nov. 7, 2019Nov. 10, 2019

Frames:
Astrodon Ha 1.25 3nm: 35x600" (5h 50')
Astrodon O-III 3nm: 15x600" (2h 30')
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Red filter: 24x120" (48')
Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Blue 36mm Blue Filter: 24x120" (48')
Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Green 50mm Green Filter: 24x120" (48')

Integration: 10h 44'

Avg. Moon age: 11.47 days

Avg. Moon phase: 86.62%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3277611

RA center: 05h13m36s

DEC center: -67°1604

Pixel scale: 0.807 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 3.103 degrees

Field radius: 0.483 degrees


Resolution: 3348x2715

Data source: Backyard

Description

Not too many images of this object around - probably none really!

Reminiscent of a middle eastern Hookah Pipe, Check out the Ha smoke ring DEM L99 at 1 o"clock, (how the heck did that form?) and the mini rosette DEM L90 at 2:30.

The base N30 A&B has a strong blue O3 region, which is beautifully contrasted by the big yellow star at the centre -Theta Doradus (Mag 4.80).

It's cool to find & shoot new targets for a change! Let's give this little guy in the LMC some love

Hope you enjoy

Andy

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