NGC 6164

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DSLR widefield image

Object data of NGC6164

Object type: Emission nebula
Size: 30'
Magnitude: -
Constellation: Nor
Distance: 4,200 Ly
Notes: NGC 6164 was created by a rare, hot, luminous O-type star, some 40 times as massive as the Sun. Spanning around 4 light-years, the nebula itself has a bipolar symmetry. That makes it similar in appearance to more common and familiar planetary nebulae. Also like many planetary nebulae, NGC 6164 has been found to have an extensive, faint halo which is also visible in the above image.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-03-07 + 08
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: TEC RC 20" f/9 with corrector (f=4492mm)
Camera: FLI PL16803 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600GTO
Exposure time: L 27x6min / R 8x6min / G 8x6min / B 8x6min
Exposure time total: 5h 06min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl