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NGC 6357 - Lobster Nebula in Scorpius
JUNE-2011

NGC 6357 - Lobster Nebula in Scorpius

Tivoli/Namibia

This large emission nebula is about 8000 Lyrs away in the constellation Scorpius. The center of the nebula is home of the star cluster Pimis 24, who houses some of the most massive stars known in our galaxy. with more than 100 times the mass of our sun.

Telescope: ASA 12N-OK3 f3,6
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: FLI PL16803
Filter-wheel: FLI CW 5-7
Filter: FLI Ha,R,G,B
Exposure: Ha:9x600sec, R:4x300sec, G:4x300sec, B:4x300sec
Programs: Maxim DL 5.0, CCDStack 2.65, PixInsight SE 1.7 full exif


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