Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Mensa (Men)  ·  Contains:  NGC 2010  ·  NGC 2018  ·  NGC 2031
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The Chalice Nebula: NGC 2018, 



    
        

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The Chalice Nebula: NGC 2018

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The Chalice Nebula: NGC 2018, 



    
        

            Russ Carpenter
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The Chalice Nebula: NGC 2018

Technical card

Dates:Dec. 14, 2019

Frames: 14x600" (2h 20')

Integration: 2h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 17.11 days

Avg. Moon phase: 93.92%


RA center: 05h30m43s.687

DEC center: -71°0202.50

Pixel scale: 0.966 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -91.397 degrees

Field radius: 0.392 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 2109x2022

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope

Description

Here is another rarely imaged object from the LMC. In combination with N206, NGC 2018 is a wonderful nebula/cluster narrowband target. This image uses the Ha, SII and OIII channels, mixed in Pixelmath to resemble a “realistic” palette.

Tech Notes:

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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The Chalice Nebula: NGC 2018, 



    
        

            Russ Carpenter