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IC4628 - Gum 56 (or the Prawn Nebula)


  

About this image.

Located in Scorpius, this object is a treat for southern astrophotographers.  Discovered by E. E. Barnarad.

      

Here is the same nebula shot in narrowband.  Using the same equipment as below, this image took several weeks to capture for a total of 26 hours exposure.

   Widefield
Full Res (RGB)

  (2648 x 2245)

 

                                

 

Equipment

Telescope:                 Takahashi FS128 @ f6
Mount:                      Paramount ME by Software Bisque
Instrument:               STL11000M CCD Camera by SBIG

Exposures:                 This is an (HA+R) RGB image. 300:140:120:180 minutes.
Capture Software:       CCDAutopilot V3.04, CCDSOFT V5
Processing:                Maxim DL/CCD, Photoshop CS, Registar

Narrowband Image:     Using Astrodon NarrowBand filters, the individual    
                                exposures are:
                                                    HA - 5 hours
                                                    OIII - 9.5 hours
                                                    SII - 11 hours

                                High-Resolution Version

Telescope:                 12.5" Ritchey-Chrétien
Mount:                      Paramount ME by Software Bisque
Instrument:               STL11000M CCD Camera by SBIG, with AO-L

Exposures:                 HA - 10.5hrs OIII 5.5hrs- SII - 7hrs 
Capture Software:       CCDAutopilot V3, CCDSOFT V5
Processing:                Maxim DL/CCD, Photoshop CS, Registar, CCDStack
 

 

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