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IC4628 in Ha

 

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         Object IC4628 in Ha
         Comment Located deep within the tail of Scorpius, surrounded by magnificent open star clusters is the faint, but very large emission nebula IC4628. Presented in Ha light, the swirls and knots of nebula show the complex star forming regions.
To the lower right of the frame is the rich open cluster NGC6231 known as the "Table of Scorpius". This cluster shines at magnitude 2.6 in brightness.
IC4628 is approximately 5800 light-years distant.
         Optics Takahashi FSQ-106ED F/5 (530mm FL)
         Camera SBIG STL-11000M - 1x1 bin (image scale: 3.52 arcsec/pix)
         Mount Losmandy Titan
         Exposure Total exposure time: 110 minutes (11x10min subs) through a Custom Scientific 10nm Hydrogen-Alpha (Ha) filter
         Date 9/6/2007, 21/6/2007

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