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Nebulae :: BBW56



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         Object BBW56
         Comment BBW56 is one of 400 objects catalogued by Brand, Blitz and Wouterloot. The catalogue established in 1986 was based on a study to understand the outer galaxy rotation curve from the Southern Hemisphere. As Brand, Blitz and Wouterloot researched the southern sky they catalogue various objects. Many of these objects are lesser known perhaps due to being extremely faint. BBW56 is a complex nebula comprising of emission and dusty reflection nebulosity. The presented image is a small 44 arcmin square area of a much larger 180 arcmin nebula structure residing in the constellation Puppis.

The image is a [Ha+R]GB composite.
         Optics RCOS 12.5" F/9 (2874mm FL)
         Camera Apogee Alta F16M - 1x1 bin (image scale: .65 arcsec/pix)
         Mount Software Bisque Paramount ME
         Exposure Total exposure time: 12 hours
         Date February 2014


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