Antilhue - Chile

NGC 6369
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Image Data

Designation NGC 6369, the Little Ghost nebula,  PLN 2+5.1
Object type Planetary nebula
Coordinates 17h30min  -23°46'
Constellation Ophiuchus  (Oph)
Description This pale annular planetary nebula has an apparent diameter of only 30 arcseconds, a mag 15 central star and interesting outlaying streamers.  It lies in the Milky Way, but the field is rather barren due to strong absorption by the Pipe dark nebula. The field of view is about 15 x 10 arcminutes.
Exposure LRGB 60:40:40:60 min @ -18°C,  RGB binned 2x2
Camera SBIG ST-10XE selfguided + SBIG CFW-8 with Astrodon Tru-Balance filterset
Optics RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien f/9
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD, Sigma Pre Beta 11, Adobe Photoshop CS
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile)  -  13Jun2004 - 06:00 UTC 
Conditions Transparency 5,  Seeing 3, Temperature +9°C, high cloud, windy.