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Nebulae :: SL17



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         Object SL17
         Comment Located in the constellation of Scorpius is a peculiar looking dark nebula known as SL17 (Sandqvist and Lindroos 17). The nebula shape is likened to the side profile of a wolf or fenrir, as such is often referred to as the Wolf Nebula. SL17 is nested in the emission nebula RCW113 which is part of a much larger nebula complex as seen here.

Image is a [Ha+R]GB composite
         Optics Modified ASA N16 Astrograph F/3.5 (1396mm FL)
         Camera Apogee Alta F16000 - 1x1 bin (image scale: 1.1 arcsec/pix)
         Mount Software Bisque Paramount ME
         Exposure Total exposure time: 9 hours
         Date May 2015


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