Beta/Nu Scorpii Region

Reflection Nebulosities in Scorpius

Uploaded 7/2/05

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 This complex region of dark and light is from interstellar dust in the area of the star Nu Scorpii. The blue nebula IC4592 is extremely faint - requiring four stacked deep schmidt images to bring to this level of visibility. To the left in the brown dust is a blue island of nebulosity known as IC4601, it too is the illuminated portion of a larger more vast dust complex. The illuminated brown cloud to the left of IC4601 is Barnard 41 - a DARK nebula. So is the general area to the upper left of Nu Scorpii, this is Barnard 40. This shows deep images such as this will often reveal a light colored component to apparently a visual absence of stars in a given area.
Instrument: 8" f/1.5 Celestron Schmidt Camera Platform: Homemade GEM Film: Kodak Supra 400 CCD Autoguider: ST4 Exposure: 4x8mins Filters: NONE Location: Happy Jack, Arizona Elevation: 6800 ft. Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 40 F Processing: Photoshop, PixInsight Pro. HOME SCHMIDT GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS 


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