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NGC6302 Bug Nebula

NGC6302 (Bug Nebula) in Scorpius

NGC 6302, also called the Bug or Butterfly Nebula, is a bipolar planetary nebula in the constellation Scorpius. The structure in the nebula is among the most complex ever observed in planetary nebulae. Distance to this object is 3400 light years, apparent Diameter: 3 arcmin

 

Image data

Ha-OIII-LRGB (Ha 120m, OIII 120m, L 70m, R 70m, G 70m, B 70m) short and long exposures combined. Seeing 0.8-1.1 arcsec

80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803, Baader Filters, Prompt 7 CTIO Chile, processing: Johannes Schedler

Find a Hubble Image for comparison here: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2009/25/image/b/

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Last modified on Sunday, 06 October 2013 10:23

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