NGC 6357

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Object identification (7.9MB)

Object data of NGC6357

Object type: Emission nebula (H II region)
Size: 25'
Magnitude: -
Constellation: Sco
Distance: 8,000 Ly
Notes: NGC 6357 is a diffuse nebula in the constellation Scorpius. The nebula contains many proto-stars shielded by dark discs of gas, and young stars wrapped in expanding "cocoons" or expanding gases surrounding these small stars. It is also known as the Lobster Nebula.

Exposure data

Date: 2022-05-27 + 2022-05-28
Location: DeepSkySafaris / Namibia (1,300m)
Telescope: Baader APO 95/560 CaF2 Travel Companion (f=590mm)
Camera: Nikon Z6 (ISO 800)
Mount: Takahashi EM200
Exposure time: 51x6min
Exposure time total: 5h 06min