||NGC 6334, The Cat's Paw Nebula,
The Bear Claw Nebula (bottom right)
NGC 6357, El
Cangrejo, Las Cuatro Juanitas (top left)
||Center field is at approx. 17h
23min - 23°00' (Sco)
||Located very close to the
galactic equator, these large starforming regions would be magnificent,
bright emission nebulae if they were not obscured by several magnitudes of
extinction, mostly in the blue and green. This makes it a challenge for
visual observation, but a prime target for Ha photography.
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||Ha 120 min @ -25°C, 1x1
||SBIG STL-11000 selfguided,
Astronomik 13nm Ha Filter
||Astro-Physics Traveler AP105EDF
f/5.9 with field flattener, prime focus.
||Astro-Physics AP900GTO German
||MaxIm DL/CCD, Sigma Beta 11, CCD
|Location - Date - Time
||San Esteban (Chile) - 22Aug2004 -
||Transparency 5, Seeing 5, Temperature
+6° C, moonlight.