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Comet 2022 E3 ZTF (Gallery).jpg

      ​                                                             Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF

     In the middle of a vast yellow carpet of billion stars, a jewel glowing, with it's distinct red emission called SH2-82 or Sharpless 82. This emission nebula, also known under other names, such as Little Cocoon or Little Trifid, due to her visual resemblance to a very well-known Cocoon and Trifid nebulas. SH2-82 is about 3600 light years from Earth and located in constellation Sagitta. 

     The red emission glow of SH2-82 is caused by the star near the center of a nebula under catalog name HD321616. As seen in the image, the red emission nebula is shrouded in a very faint bluish glow, which is a reflection nebula and as a whole holding signs of a star formation region. Also very well distinct dark lanes or patches, that crossing the Sh2-82 is a dark clouds of a compressed gas blocking the starlight called LDN 727. Relatively small but enchanting nebula that lies on the rift of our beloved home - Milky Way galaxy.


Technical Info:

Optics :          Takahashi FSQ106-EDX4 @ F5 @ 530 mm

Camera :        Moravian G3-61000 Pro 

Filters :          Chroma - LRGB Filter Set - 50 mm

Mount :          NEQ-6 Pro (Self Hypertuned/Belt Mod)​

Guiding:         Moravian OAG + SX Lodestar X2  

Acquisition :    Voyager 2.3.6.  

Exposure :       L     (1x1) -   13 x 120     26 Minutes 

                      R     (1x1) -   11 x 120     22 Minutes   

                      G     (1x1) -   11 x 120     22 Minutes

                      B     (1x1) -   11 x 120     22 Minutes


                      Total Exposure: 1 Hours 32 Minutes

​Processing :    PixInsight 1.8.9-1.

Date:             (26.01.2023)

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