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RCW58 - Wolf-Rayet Bubble


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         Object RCW58 - Wolf-Rayet Bubble
         Comment Located in the constellation Carina, an extremely dim shell of gas forms a ring like appearance around the Wolf Rayet star HD96548. Designated RCW58, the expanding bubble of gas has formed as a result of the central star ejecting stellar matter outward at extremely high velocity. RCW58 is located nearby other infamous deep sky objects such as Eta Carina and the Running Chicken Nebula as seen here.

This image is a LRGB composite. Synthetic luminance derived from RGB data set. Lightbuckets 16" RCOS.
         Optics RCOS 16" F/8.4 (3360 mm FL)
         Camera Apogee Alta U9000 - 1x1 bin (image scale .74 arcsec/pix)
         Mount Paramount ME
         Exposure Total exposure time: 4.5 hours
(RGB:90min each)
         Date March 2010


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