Re: NGC 6164

Bernard Miller
 

Greg,

 

It is one of the southern hemisphere ones I got from my subscription with Martin Pugh.

 

Bernard

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io On Behalf Of Gregg Ruppel
Sent: Thursday, August 1, 2019 5:50 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 6164

 

Great image Bernard.  I don’t recall ever seeing this one before.  Thanks for sharing.

Gregg

 

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On Aug 1, 2019, at 4:36 PM, Bernard Miller <bgmiller011@...> wrote:

Hi,

 

This is an image of NGC 6164. It is a bi-color narrowband image taken with HA and OIII filters with RGB data for the stars. It is an emission nebula about 4,200 light years away in the constellation Norma. It is often mistaken for a planetary nebula due to its appearance. In fact it is an emission nebula by the hot O-type star in the center which is over 40 times more massive than our sun. The star is only 3-4 million years old and in another 3-4 million years it will end its life as a supernova.

 

Comments and suggestions appreciated.

 

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/NGC6164_NB.htm

 

Thanks,

 

Bernard

 

 

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