Helena Observatory,   North Alton, NS

Sh2-54, NGC6604 and the Nested Egg nebula

01-Mar-2024 13:01 AST 01-Mar-2024 17:01 UTC

Sh2-54, NGC6604 and the Nested Egg nebula, 7-Sep-2014

Scope: Orion 200mm Astrograph, f/4
Mount: HEQ5
Guiding: KWIQ/QHY5 / PHD
Imaging Camera: Atik 383L+
Frames: 13x10m Ha
Total Exposure: 2h10m
Processing: PixInsight
Distance: 6200 ly
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The "Nested Egg" nebula is the bright nebula at top (Gum-85) and the surrounding ring (Gum-84). Sh2-54 is the broad area of nebulosity. NGC 6604 is the open cluster at bottom.