Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Chamaeleon (Cha)  ·  Contains:  IC 3104  ·  The star βCha  ·  The star εCha  ·  The star κCha  ·  bet Cha  ·  eps Cha  ·  kap Cha
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IC3104 Galaxy, Mosaic of Molecular Clouds in Chameleon with Dust Clouds and Reflection Nebulas.

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IC3104 Galaxy, Mosaic of Molecular Clouds in Chameleon with Dust Clouds and Reflection Nebulas.

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106N Tak 106

Imaging cameras: SBIG ST11000 ST11K

Mounts: Paramount-ME Paramount ME

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106N Tak 106

Guiding cameras: SBIG ST11000 ST11K

Software: PixInsight

Filters: Blue  ·  Green  ·  Red


Dates:March 20, 2015

Frames:
Blue: 27x300" (2h 15') bin 2x2
Green: 29x300" (2h 25') bin 2x2
Red: 33x300" (2h 45') bin 2x2

Integration: 7h 25'

Avg. Moon age: 0.11 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.01%


RA center: 12h33m49s.982

DEC center: -78°4452.93

Pixel scale: 10.921 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.585 degrees

Field radius: 2.951 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 1252x1489

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: iTelescope

Description

This mosaic shows the dark cloud complex Chameleon III

The mosaic consists of 2 images, the upper one and the lower one.

In this dusty area AGN12.20.00 is a reflection nebula. Its declination is strongly Southern (DEC -80), it can be observed exclusively from the regions of the southern hemisphere. AGN12.20.00 reflection nebula is the brightest part of the Chameleon molecular clouds HMSTG458, HMSTG472, HMSTG437 and HMSTG463 in which the phenomena of star formation creating low-mass stars takes place . This clouds are of great importance in the study of the formation of planetary systems and brown dwarfs.

The right border of this Chameleon III complex touches the left border of the Chameleon I complex which i show in another image of my gallery in Astrobin.

IC3104 is a galaxy.



Exposures: 33 x 5 minutes with R-, 29 x 5 with G- and 27 x 5 with B-filters, in total 7 hours 25 minutes using a SBIG ST11K on a Takahashy FSQ 106 with 530 mm focal length on a Paramount ME mount.

All images were exposed remotely on the Siding Spring iTelescop Farm at T12.

The parts of the mosaic were captured in February and March 2015.

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IC3104 Galaxy, Mosaic of Molecular Clouds in  Chameleon with Dust Clouds and Reflection Nebulas., 



    
        

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