NGC 3199 – The Banana Nebula

Unable to resist the thirst for the beautiful night sky objects in the southern hemisphere, our team rented the RCOS 12.5″/f9 (Martin Pugh) at Heaven’s Mirror Observatory on a short-term lease in early 2022; to try some targets that could not be photographed in the north. 

NGC 3199 is one of the planned targets. Pretty challenging. The data set was collected by my teammates  Yizhou Zhang and Chen Wu. Now we realized that remote image across time zones is not that easy (and the weather didn’t cooperate at all…). 

The data set is not the best one that I had expected. Maybe I got used to the high resolution of the modern CMOS sensors. Just don’t feel there are loads of striking details.

Clear Skies!