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IC4633 - Spiral Galaxy


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         Object IC4633 - Spiral Galaxy
         Comment IC4633 is a spiral galaxy (Sc type, mag. 13) located in the constellation Apus. The galaxy is almost obscured by a vast and very faint interstellar nebulosity known as Integrated Flux Nebulae (IFN). This type of nebulae is illuminated not by a single star, but the energy from the integrated flux of all stars in the Milky Way. The nebula consists of hydrogen, dust particles, carbon monoxide amongst other elements and has been designated MW9.

Image acquired using Lightbuckets 14.5" RCOS in Pingelly, Western Australia.
*Lightbuckets Special*

This image is an LLRGB composite
         Optics RCOS 14.5" F/9 (3315mm FL)
         Camera SBIG STL-11000M - 1x1 bin (image scale .56 arcsec/pix)
         Mount Paramount ME
         Exposure Total exposure time: 9 hours (L:280min,R:90min,G:80min,B:90min)
         Date 4-6/09/2008


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