Sandqvist 169 - 172

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Object identification (3.8MB)

Image with AP175

Object data of Sandqvist 169

Object type: Dark nebula
Size: 18'
Magnitude: -
Constellation: Cir
Distance: -
Notes: Sandqvist 169/171 forms the western part of the giant Circinus Cloud complex, which measures 2x5 degrees in total. The bright star in the above image is Alpha Centauri.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-03-01
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G @ f/2.8
Camera: Nikon Df (ISO400)
Mount: Astrophysics AP1200GTO
Exposure time: 24x3min
Exposure time total: 1h12min

Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl