NGC6302, The Bug Nebula in Scorpius

 

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Exposure Data: 6/28/2002.  LRGB: 12x5m, 4x5m, 4x5m, 4x7m, RGB 2x2. -5C, 1.0 arc-sec./pixel.
 
Processing: Acquired via script with Maxim, reduced and aligned, in Mira, L 3x CCDSharp, RGB combine and DDP in Maxim, L(50%)LRGB combine, slight USM, curves and levels in Photoshop.
 
Optical System: 10 Ritchey-Chretien @ F/9, ST-8E USB NABG/CFW-8A CCD camera, STV/FSQ-106, Paramount ME mount.
 
Comments: Small object and very low on the southern horizon maximum altitude was 20.