The Lobster Nebula (NGC 6357)

Posted by Jaicoa2
on Monday, August 13, 2012

Efrain Morales Rivera

NGC6357 is a diffuse nebula near ngc6334 in the constellation Scorpius. Also known as the Lobster Nebula and also this nebula was given the name War & Peace Nebula by the Midcourse Space Experiment scientists because of its appearance. In Infrared the bright western part resembles a Dove, While the eastern part looks like a skull.

Equipment: WO ED80IIAPO, F6.8, P/B LX200ACF 12in. OTA, CGE mount, ST2000xm, AO8, CFW9, Astronomik HaLRGB filter set.

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