Pipe Nebula Montage

Dark Nebula in Ophiuchus

Uploaded 6/25/05

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 This complex and exciting region of the Ophiuchus Milkyway contains chains of dark obscuring nebulosities cataloged by Barnard last century. The Pipe Nebula seen here is a collection of dark patches and star clouds in an area of the sky that is so obscured by dust that the interstellar reddening causes the left side of this field to be much yellower than the right. The larger images have a substantial visual impact if you have the bandwidth or patience to view them.
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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