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RCW14

 

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         Object RCW14
         Comment Residing in the constellation Canis Major is the emission nebula RCW14. The nebula is a portion of a larger nebula known as Brand16. Both RCW14 and Brand16 are part of a huge supershell known as GS234-02 which spans hundreds of light years. Below the center of the image is the open cluster NGC2367. Having existed for around 5 million years, most of its stars are young and shine with an intense blue light. The cluster and surrounding blue stars provide for a colourful scene contrasting against the vibrant red hydrogen gas. RCW14 is approximately 6,500 light years away.

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: 7 hours
         Date April 2016

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