Omega Nebula in Sagittarius ( Messier 17 , NGC 6618 ) – by Mike O’Day ( 500px.com/MikeODay ) by MikeODay

Omega Nebula in Sagittarius ( Messier 17, NGC 6618 ).
by Mike O’Day ( 500px.com/MikeODay )

Visible to the naked eye the Omega Nebula (also known as the Swan, Horseshoe or Lobster Nebula) M17 is in the Milkyway and is aound 4200 light years distance from Earth

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RA 18h 22m, Dec -16deg 10′.
Skywatcher Quattro 10″ f4 Newtonian.
Skywatcher AZ Eq6 GT Mount
Orion Short Tube 80mm guide scope & auto guider – PHD2.
Baader MPCC Mark 3 Coma Corrector, UHC-S ‘Nebula’ filter.
Nikon D5300 (unmodified).
Field of view (deg) ~ 1.35 x 0.90.
37 x 100 sec ISO800.
Pixinsight & Photoshop
14 August 2015

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Ptolemy’s Cluster in Scorpio ( Messier 7, NGC 6475 ) – by Mike O’Day ( http://ift.tt/1Is21aB ) by MikeODay

Ptolemy’s Cluster in Scorpio ( Messier 7, NGC 6475 ).

Visible to the naked eye as a small bright patch in the sky, this open cluster is around 980 light years away with around 80 stars within a area of 25 light years or so.

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RA 17h 54m, Dec -34deg 47′.
Skywatcher Quattro 10″ f4 Newtonian.
Skywatcher AZ Eq6 GT Mount
Orion auto guider – PHD2.
Baader MPCC Mark 3 Coma Corrector.
Nikon D300 (unmodified).
Field of view (deg) ~ 1.35 x 0.90.
18 x 30 sec ISO800.
23 May 14

Reprocessed Pixinsight 8 Sep 2015

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Flame and Horsehead Nebulae near Alnitak in Orion – by Mike O’Day ( http://ift.tt/1Is21aB ) by MikeODay

Orion’s Belt – centered on “Alnitak”, a 1.7 magnitute triple star at one end of the belt.

Includes the Flame Nebula (NGC2024) and IC434 which contains the Horsehead Nebula.

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Bright Nebula in Ara ( NGC 6188 ) – by Mike O’Day ( http://ift.tt/1Is21aB ) by MikeODay

Bright Nebula NGC 6188 and open cluster NGC 6193 in Ara
by Mike O’Day

Magnitude +5.19, RA 16h 41m 42s, Dec -48deg 48′ 46″
Approx. 3800 light years away

Skywatcher Quattro 10″ f4 Newtonian.
Skywatcher AZ Eq6 GT Mount (on concrete pier)
Orion 80mm f5 guide scope and auto guider – PHD2.
Baader MPCC Mark 3 Coma Corrector, UHC-S ‘nebula’ filter.
Nikon D5300 (unmodified).
Field of view (deg) ~ 1.35 x 0.90.
UHC-S – 32 x 180 sec ISO800 (14bit NEF, Long Exp. NR on).
Pixinsight and photoshop
7 July 15 (processed 29 August 15)

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Bright nebula in Scorpius (NGC 6357) by MikeODay

NGC 6357 in Scorpius
Skywatcher Quattro 10″ f4 Newtonian.
Skywatcher AZ Eq6 GT Mount
Orion 80mm f5 guide scope and auto guider – PHD2.
Baader MPCC Mark 3 Coma Corrector, UHC-S ‘nebula’ filter.
Nikon D5300 (unmodified).
Field of view (deg) ~ 1.35 x 0.9 deg
UHC-S – 100 x 100 sec ISO800 (14bit NEF, Long Exp. NR on).
Pixinsight and photoshop

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Cat’s Paw Nebula by MikeODay

Cat’s Paw Nebula – NGC 6334 ( aka Bear Claw Nebula )
An emission nebula in Scorpius (near the scorpion’s tail)
RA 17h 25m 39.6s ; Dec -35deg 43′ 48″ .
7th August 2015.
Skywatcher Quattro 10″ f4 Newtonian.
Skywatcher AZ Eq6 GT Mount
Orion 80mm f5 guide scope and auto guider – PHD2.
Baader MPCC Mark 3 Coma Corrector, UHC-S ‘nebula’ filter.
Nikon D5300 (unmodified).
Field of view (deg) ~ 1.35 x 0.90.
ISO800, 14bit NEF, Long Exp. NR on.
28 x 200sec (starting at zenith)
no moon, 3deg C, 70%RH, moderate LP.
PixInsight

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