Astrophotography by Mario Cogo

The Pipe Nebula - LDN 1773


Large dark nebula located in the constellation of Ophiuchus between the Rho Ophiuchus region and the Lagoon Nebula. Near the center of the image is possible to see a small "S" shape, it's the Snake dark nebula. 


- Date / Location : 01/06/2000 from Roques de los Muchachos "La Palma" (Canary Island - Spain)
- Optics / Lens : AF Nikkor IF-ED 180mm f/2.8  - F/stop 4 - Nikon FM2 
- Mount / Guide : Losmandy GM8 autoguided by SBIG ST4
- Exposure / Film : Composite of two 20-minute on un-hypered Kodak PJ400 Film
- Processing : Film scanned at 2700 dpi with Nikon CoolScan LS30 scanner, enhanced with Adobe Photoshop 6.0
- Note : Dry climate , very windy


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