Deep Sky Object in Summer
IC1283 (Diffused nebula in Sagittarius)


Date & Time: Aug 14 2009, from 22:23 to 22:42 JST(+0900)
Composed 4shots with 6 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
with IDAS LPS-P1 Light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial & Meade Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Nikon D50 (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3008×2000)
CCDSensitivity...ISO800




IC1283 / Diffused Nebula type 2 E
R.A.18h 17m 32.0s (2000.0)
Dec.-19° 41' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size19.2×14.2'
Real Size34 light yrs.
Magnitude -
Distance5800 light yrs.
Other IDsSh2-37, LBN47
IC1283 is a round reddish nebula with a diameter of about 20 arc minutes just south of the Star Cloud in Sagittarius, around M24. Although we can hardly recognize the nebula with our naked eyes, only photographs can show us it as a reddish figure. The nebula is lying about 5800 light-years away from the solar system. Two tiny reflection nebulae just southwest of IC1283 are NGC6589 in upper and NGC6590 in lower, respectively.




North American Nebula (NGC7000)

IC1318 (Around gamma Cygni)


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