Best of AOP - Planetary Nebulae

NGC 6072

This planetary nebula, located in the constellation Scorpius, is around 10,000 years old and likely high in carbon content.

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Last Updated: 19-Jun-2014

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Equipment

Meade 16in LX200 telescope operating at f/10

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Luminance = synthetic (RGB) binned 2x2

Red = 15 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 15 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 15 minutes binned 2x2

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