NGC6357-RCW127-LBN117 Region

Emission Nebulosities in Scorpius

Uploaded 6/27/05

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 This complex region is a trio of emission nebulas in front of a dark obscured cloud in the Scorpius Milky Way. Centered in this field is NGC6357, a mottled nebulosity surrounding the open cluster Pismis 24. The entire group is about half a degree across with the cluster glowing dimly at a magnitude of 9.4.

To the upper left is an enigmatic more diffuse glow of LBN1117. Its huge at over 2 degrees in size and encloses such clusters as NGC6383, Cr337 and the beloved Antalova 2.

To the lower right in our trio composition is the patchy RCW127, an infrared source of great interest nearly a degree in size and surrounding the open cluster VdB-Ha223, a five arc minute sparse glow with a great many infrared stars hidden from view.

The rest of this interesting field contains dark nebula, star clusters and a general diffuse red glow from a background of hydrogen in this part of the galaxy.

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 7/10 Outside Temperature: 44 F Processing: Photoshop, PixInsight Pro. HOME SCHMIDT GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS 


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