Helena Observatory,   North Alton, NS

NGC6604, Sh2-54 and the Nested Egg nebula

01-Mar-2024 14:38 AST 01-Mar-2024 18:38 UTC

NGC6604, Sh2-54 and the Nested Egg nebula, 9-Jul-2018

Scope: Orion 200mm Astrograph, f/4
Mount: HCEM60
Guiding: KWIQ/QHY5 / PHD
Imaging Camera: Atik 383L+
Frames: 8x10m Ha, 16x2m R, 16x2m G, 15x2m B
Total Exposure: 2h54m
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.