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|
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.
|NGC6302 / Planetary Nebula, type VI|
|R.A.||17h 13m 42.0s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||-37° 06' 01" (2000.0)|
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.