IC1284 - The Hermit Crab Nebula

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'IC1284 - The Hermit Crab Nebula'

IC1284 - The Hermit Crab Nebula

[Public Domain] 19 Aug 2021 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Astrophotography
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I’ve been exploring less popular destinations in space lately and I have not been disappointed. This region near the Serpens side of Scorpio lacks the clarity and brightness of other popular targets in the area. I used the wide and fast RASA to reveal the structure of the dark nebula but the dense area of new stars contrasts well against the red hydrogen and the patches of reflectivity. Since it doesn’t seem to have a common name, I’m going to nickname it the Hermit Crab Nebula. If that’s a good name for it, I shouldn’t have to point it out! If not, leave your suggestions in the comments 🙂

Celestron 11″ RASA
QHY268M Cooled Cmos (-10c)
SkyWatcher EQ8-Rh Pro Mount
64 x 2m – Hydrogen Alpha
41 x 2m – Green Filter
39 x 2m – Red Filter
Combined as truecolour (HaHaGB)
Total – 2.4 hours integration

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