Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Vela (Vel)  ·  Contains:  c Vel
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RCW 38 RGBHO, 



    
        

            Tom Peter AKA Astrovetteman
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RCW 38 RGBHO

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-150 Takahashi TOA 150

Imaging cameras: FLI ML16200

Mounts: Astro-Physics 1600 with Absolute Encoders A-P 1600GTO-AE

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-150 Takahashi TOA 150

Software: PinInsight 1.8  ·  Adobe Photoshop CS5 Photoshop CS5

Filters: Chroma technology OIII 3nm 50mm Unmounted  ·  Chroma technology Ha 3nm 50mm Unmounted  ·  Chroma technology Red 50mm Unmounted  ·  Chroma technology Green 50mm Unmounted  ·  Chroma technology Blue 50mm Unmounted


Dates:Feb. 23, 2021

Frames:
Chroma technology Blue 50mm Unmounted: 17x600" -25C bin 1x1
Chroma technology Green 50mm Unmounted: 17x600" -25C bin 1x1
Chroma technology Ha 3nm 50mm Unmounted: 16x1800" -25C bin 1x1
Chroma technology OIII 3nm 50mm Unmounted: 19x1800" -25C bin 1x1
Chroma technology Red 50mm Unmounted: 16x600" -25C bin 1x1

Integration: 25.8 hours

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~25

Flat darks: ~25

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 10.81 days

Avg. Moon phase: 83.28%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00


Astrometry.net job: 4244998

RA center: 9h 1' 13"

DEC center: -47° 18' 29"

Pixel scale: 1.129 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 95.336 degrees

Field radius: 0.903 degrees


Resolution: 3600x4500

Locations: Deep Sky West-Chile, El Sauce, Chile

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest

Description

RCW 38, also known as Gum 23, is an emission nebula in the constellation Vela at an approximate distance of 5,500 light-years. The gas and dust in this emission nebula is so dense, the young stars and open clusters that power the nebula are not visible in the visible spectrum but at infrared wavelengths the cluster (BDB2003) powering RCW 38 can be seen and consists of about 2,000 stars. There is active star formation occurring in the clouds.
Anyway, hope ya like it!
Tom

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RCW 38 RGBHO, 



    
        

            Tom Peter AKA Astrovetteman