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Red Spider Nebula (NGC 6537)

About this object

The Red Spider Nebula (NGC 6537) lies near the heart of the Milky Way in the constellation Sagittarius. It is a planetary nebula which was created when the central star ejected its outer shell of gas. What remains near the center is one of the hottest dwarf stars known. A lot of interesting information about the Red Spider Nebula can be found here:

Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SV160R triplet refractor with a SFF7-21 Field Flattener
  • Mount: Mountain Instruments MI-250
  • Camera: QSI 583
  • Filters: AstroDon 31mm LRGB filters
  • Exposure: LRGB 120:60:60:60
  • Camera/Mount Control: Maxim DL 4.56, CCD Commander
  • Location: Stark Bayou Observatory, Ocean Springs, MS
  • Date: Jul 10
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