08  October  2018
  
 
The Corona Australis Molecular Cloud
    
    



By    Ivan Bok

The Corona Australis Molecular Cloud is a dusty nebula and star-forming region with both
 reflection and absorption components. This image here has a combined exposure of nearly 4 hours of data,
shot under very good sky conditions in Malaysia. NGC 6723, an ostensibly
adjacent globular cluster (but in fact much farther away from Earth than the nebula),
is also visible here on the top right of the blue reflection nebula, NGC 6726/67.

Acquisition Information:
Telescope: FSQ85ED at f/5.3
Camera: SBIG ST8300M, Baader LRGB filters
Mount: Losmandy G11/G2
Integration: 225 minutes LRGB

 
 

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