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A Lobster's Tale...

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#1 Andy01

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:02 PM

Here we have detail of NGC 6357 from Suburban Melbourne, Australia.

We have some truly bizarre shaped DSO's in the southern Hemisphere. This one's known as the "Lobster Nebula". shocked.gif

 

A very challenging to process too- being a precision balancing act rendering nebulous gas & the fine details...

 

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Cataloged as NGC 6357, the Lobster Nebula houses the open star cluster Pismis 24 near its centre, a home to unusually bright and massive stars.
The overall blue glow near the inner star forming region results from the emission of ionised hydrogen gas.

 

The surrounding nebula, holds a complex tapestry of gas, dark dust, stars still forming, and newly born stars.

The intricate patterns are caused by complex interactions between interstellar winds, radiation pressures, magnetic fields, and gravity.

NGC 6357 spans about 400 light years and lies about 8,000 light years away toward the constellation of the Scorpion. (apod)

 

Kinda looks like Deep Space 9 too! smile.gif

 

Thanks for looking,

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#2 mike8888

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Posted Yesterday, 04:37 PM

That is one of the most impressive nebula’s I’ve seen! And what a masterful job you did balancing the details and color! Love these southern sky DSO’s. Thanks for sharing.


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#3 Jon Rista

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Posted Yesterday, 04:40 PM

That is one heck of a nebula! Amazing job.
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#4 Andy01

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Posted Yesterday, 11:37 PM

That is one of the most impressive nebula’s I’ve seen! And what a masterful job you did balancing the details and color! Love these southern sky DSO’s. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks Mike! One day you'll just have to come downunder and see some of these Southern treasures for yourself smile.gif  cheers!

That is one heck of a nebula! Amazing job.

Cheers Jon, it's a wacky looking thing alright, so glad you enjoyed the view! smile.gif



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Posted Today, 02:08 PM

It kind of looks like DS9 exploded! Wow!



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Posted Today, 02:17 PM

I'm jealous: this object barely clears the roof of my neighbor's house! I was able to get a few hours time on it, but only have a narrow gap between buildings in which to shoot it. Great job, and I wish I could see it from your location!


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