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The Hookah Pipe Nebula - NGC 1871 & 1873 in Dorado (possibly world's first!)

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#1 Andy01

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 10:00 PM

Not too many individual images of this object around - I searched and Googled but couldn’t find any, so maybe this is a world first! ✅

 

Reminiscent of a middle eastern Hookah Pipe, check out the Ha smoke ring (DEM L99) at 1 O'Clock, (how the heck did that form?) and the mini rosette (DEM L90) at 2:30.
The base N30 A&B has a strong blue O3 region, which is beautifully contrasted by the big yellow star at the centre -Theta Doradus (Mag 4.80).

 

I spent ages pouring over annotated widefield images looking for a new target in the LMC - googling again since has still found no stand alone colour versions of this Nebula.
The untrodden path does occasionally reward the adventurous with unexpected delights!

And it's cool to find & shoot new targets for a change, so let's give this pretty little Nebula in the LMC some love smile.gif

 

Hope you enjoy, kinda reminds me of Deep Space Nine too! 

 

Imaging telescope: Sidereal trading carbon fibre 10"F4 Newtonian
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Exposure: 10.7 hours - Needs more but Spring in Melbs is cloud central!
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Location: Light Polluted Suburban Melbourne, Australia

 

BIG ONE HERE - https://www.astrobin.../full/trwewc/0/

 

 

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 11:27 PM

How cool!

 

Paul



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Posted 15 November 2019 - 12:06 AM

Wow! Never saw this object! Looking at it makes one feel like they just took a draw off of that hookah. Is that it's common name? You guys under the equator sure have some pretty things in the sky...

#4 Andy01

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 12:19 AM

How cool!

 

Paul

Thanks Paul - it's unique all right! smile.gif

 

Wow! Never saw this object! Looking at it makes one feel like they just took a draw off of that hookah. Is that it's common name? You guys under the equator sure have some pretty things in the sky...

Ha Ha, no I made that up - I guess when you shoot the first image of an object you get naming rights! lol.gif  Yes we're pretty spoilt down under with opportunities to image some cool objects!



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Posted 15 November 2019 - 12:33 AM

Cool and Interesting!



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Posted 15 November 2019 - 03:38 PM

Cool and Interesting!

Thanks Jerry! Cheers from Downunder smile.gif




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