Deep Sky Object in Summer
LBN1117 (Diffused Nebula in Scorpius)

Date & Time: May 1 2014, from 26:29 to 27:10 JST(+0900)
Mosaic of 2 flames of 8min.×3shots
Optical: BORG 60ED with a conversion lens (f=297mm, F5.0)
with IDAS LPS-P1 Light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 550D (Remodeled)
Location: Koumi town, Nagano pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600

LBN1117 / Diffused Nebula, type 3 E
R.A.17h 33m 58.0s (2000.0)
Dec.-32° 28' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size110×90'
Real SizeN/A
Magnitude -
This image shows you a vast H-alpha region just west of a major open cluster of M6 around the tail of Scorpion. The nebula has a span of about 3 degrees but very indistinct, we cannot observe it with our naked eyes. Long exposed photos can catch the nebula fairly easily with other nearby nebulae of NGC6357 and Cat's paw Nebula (NGC6334) and so on. A central round nebulosity has a number of LBN1117 and a small one in northwest is Sh2-13.

Snake Nebula

Celestial bodies around Galactic center

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