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Nebulae :: NGC2626


NGC2626

 

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         Object NGC2626
         Comment The southern constellation of Vela (the Sail) consists of dense star fields and a variety of nebulae including the famous Vela Supernova Remnant. The presented image displays a portion of one such nebulae known as RCW27 (aka Gum14) an emission nebula which covers a large area of approximately two degrees. RCW27 hosts many planetary, cometary globules and dark nebulae along with various open clusters. One of the more prominent nebulae is the dusty blue reflection nebula located at the center of the image known as NGC2626. The nebula is estimated as being 3300 light years distant. The dark nebula sweeping down to NGC2626 is designated HMSTG93.

Image is a [Ha+L],[Ha+R]GB composite
         Optics Modified ASA N16 Astrograph F/3.5 (1420mm FL)
         Camera Apogee Aspen CG16070 - 1x1 bin (image scale: 1.07 arcsec/pix)
         Mount Software Bisque Paramount ME
         Exposure Total exposure time: 12 hours
         Date March 2016

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