The Dark Doodad
A Fine Dark Nebula far in the Southern Sky
The Dark Doodad is a dark nebula located in the constellation of Musca near the south celestial pole. While it does not emit its own light, it is distinctly seen as a silhouette against the backdrop of the Southern Milky Way's dense starfield. To the right of the Dark Doodad lies the globular cluster NGC 4362.
Location: Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Date: 22 April 2015
Telescope/Lens: Borg 71FL
Guiding: SBIG ST-i 100mm f/2.8 lens, SBIG ST-i
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Modified: Baader UV/IR cut)
Exposure: 12x900sec @ ISO400. Darks and Flats applied.
Image reduction, integration and processing with Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight.