The Skull Nebula NGC 246

Photographer
krwitman@gmail.com
Email
krwitman@gmail.com
Location of photo
Cochranville, Pennsylvania
Date/Time of photo
October 16, 2015 at 11:12PM EDT
Equipment
Celestron 6-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and a Canon XS modified DSLR ISO1600. The target was guided using an Orion Star Shoot Autoguider on an iOptron iEQ45 GEM. The stack of 27x120 second lights with bias and darks processed using ImagesPlus software.
Description
A perfect way to celebrate Halloween by imaging this planetary nebula with a striking resemblance to a human skull. A faint nebulosity with low surface brightness and an 11.8 magnitude central star.
CATEGORIES
Nebula & Galaxy Pictures, Online Gallery

About krwitman@gmail.com

I have been an avid amateur astronomer residing in Cochranville, Pennsylvania. I own a 10-inch Meade LX50, Celestron 6-inch SCT, a Stellarvue 102ED refractor, and a 16-inch Meade Lightbridge. My part time occupation involves working in a planetarium at the North Museum of Natural History in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.