Central Auriga Region

Rich Milky Way Region

Uploaded 4/2/05

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 This complex cluster of nebulosity is one of the most dramatic assemblages of emission nebulas in the sky. This deep image which is a multiplied stack of two sky fog limited images from a dark site contains many small patches and tendrils to feast on. The dramatic curving arc on the right is IC405, which has some blue nebulosity at its core. Lower left of center is IC410 surrounding the cluster NGC1893. Upper left is IC417 and Sharpless 234. The tiny disconnected red nebula on the left side of the image is NGC1931 cluster with the nebula Sharpless 237. The field here is 4.5 x 6.5 degrees wide.
Instrument: 8" f/1.5 Celestron Schmidt Camera Platform: Homemade GEM Film: Kodak Supra 400 CCD Autoguider: ST4 Exposure: 2x8mins Filters: NONE Location: Happy Jack, Arizona Elevation: 6800 ft. Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 10/10 Outside Temperature: 5 C Processing: Photoshop, PixInsight Pro. HOME SCHMIDT GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS 


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