Coal Sack Nebula


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Obj Type
Location
Date Taken:
Harvey
N/A - Unknown
Nebula
CTIO, Chile
04-18-2009
Description

The Coal Sack Nebula (DC 282.4+000.5C) is the most prominent dark nebula in the skies and a southern sky landmark.  When visiting CTIO it is easily seen with the nacked eye in Centaurus, and is very dramatic with a set of image stabilized binoculars.  This LRGB image also shows a faint reddish minor planetary nebula, He 2-84/PNG 300.4-00.9 in the upper left quadrant of the image.

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
L 2.0 hr & RGB 1.5 hr each
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000M
Telescope:
Takahashi FSQ106N
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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