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Mandel-Wilson 9 - IFN


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         Object Mandel-Wilson 9 - Integrated Flux Nebula
         Comment Mandel-Wilson 9 (MW9) is the result of the ongoing search for unexplored nebulae surrounding the very high and low galactic latitudes. Known as Integrated Flux Nebula (IFN), it's illuminated not by a single star, but by the energy from the integrated flux of all the stars in the Milky Way. These nebulae clouds, an important component of the Interstellar Medium, are composed of dust particles, hydrogen, carbon monoxide and other elements. Nestled amongst this vast, yet faint nebulosity is the spiral galaxy IC4633. Reference

This image is a six panel LRGB mosaic covering a 6.2 degree square FOV. The presented image has been reduced in resolution to make it web friendly.
         Optics Takahashi FSQ-106ED F/5 (530mm FL)
         Camera SBIG STL-11000M - 1x1 bin (image scale: 3.5 arcsec/pix)
         Mount Losmandy Titan
         Exposure Total exposure time: 12 hours (2 hours per panel)
         Date Data acquired over multiple nights


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