Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Scorpius (Sco)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6072  ·  NGC6072  ·  PK342+10.1
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Planetary Nebula NGC 6072, 


            Russ Carpenter
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Planetary Nebula NGC 6072

Technical card

Dates:July 9, 2020

Frames: 16x600"

Integration: 2.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 19.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 81.03%

Astrometry.net job: 3667393

RA center: 16h 13' 0"

DEC center: -36° 13' 39"

Pixel scale: 0.957 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.374 degrees

Field radius: 0.174 degrees

Resolution: 866x976

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope


This rarely imaged planetary nebula is only 1.3 arcminutes across. But it’s bright and careful processing brings out surprising detail. The image was captured with the Ha and OIII channels. Another little-known gem of the Southern Hemisphere,

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 and Affinity Photo


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Planetary Nebula NGC 6072, 


            Russ Carpenter