Deep Sky Object in Summer
NGC6302 (Bug Nebula in Scorpius)

Date & Time: May 9 2003, from 26:11 to 26:24 JST(+0900)
Composed 3 shots with 5 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024×2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto

NGC6302 / Planetary Nebula, type VI
R.A.17h 13m 42.0s (2000.0)
Dec.-37° 06' 01" (2000.0)
Apparent Size0.8'
Real SizeN/A
This image shows you a planetary nebula of NGC6302 bathed in the Milky Way of Scorpius. The nebula is positioned about 2 degrees southwest of the Cat's paw nebula, NGC6334.
This object has been classified in fairly larger type of planetary nebula, has a span of about a little less than 1 arc minute. You can detect characteristic feature like antennae stretched toward east and west direction. This nebula has a nickname of "The Bug Nebula" from its apparent figure.



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