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Nebulae :: IC1283-4



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         Object IC1283-4
         Comment Located in the constellation Sagittarius, IC1283-4 is a stunning jewel situated approximately halfway between the Trifid Nebula (M20) and Swan Nebula (M17) as seen in this wide field Milky Way scene. The nebula complex consists of both red emission nebula produced by excited hydrogen atoms and blue reflection nebula as star light is reflected of gasses and dust. This results in a overall a reddish pink hue. Below IC1283-4 are the two bright blue reflection nebulae NGC6589 and NGC6590. Foreground dust known as Dark Nebulae obscures our view of anything behind it such as star light can be seen snaking their way through various areas of the image.

Collaborative image;
Data acquisition by Tim Carruthers
Mosaic plan and processing by Jason Jennings
This image is an 8 panel, LRGB composite mosaic
         Optics 20" Keller Classical Cassegrain F/9 (4760mm)
         Camera SBIG STL11000M - 1x1 bin (image scale: .39 arcsec/pix)
         Mount Software Bisque Paramount ME
         Exposure Total exposure time: 47 hours
         Date December 2011


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