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New Reflection Nebula Discovered - The Firefly Nebula - Joint project by Maicon Germiniani and Gabriel Santos

Technical card

Basic astrometry details job: 2551496

Resolution: 4301x5623

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope


Nova Nebulosa de Reflexão Descoberta - A Nebulosa do Vagalume [English below]

Temos uma novidade muito legal para a astrofotografia amadora:

Acabamos que esbarrando em uma Nebulosa de Reflexão ainda não catalogada, próxima da famosa Nebulosa do Cone em Monoceros, a partir de dados da Chilescope.

Após extensa busca nos bancos de dados astronômicos, concluímos que a nebulosa ainda não foi catalogada. Apresentamos um breve artigo de nossa pesquisa e história da descoberta, e também o as primeiras imagens em alta qualidade da nebulosa, que chamamos de Nebulosa do Vagalume.

*ARTIGO [Português]*
*ARTIGO [Inglês]*
*Post Facebook*

Abraços e Céus Limpos,
Maicon Germiniani e Gabriel Santos, 27/02/2019

New Reflection Nebula Discovered - The Firefly Nebula

We have exciting news for amateur astrophotography: We noticed an uncatalogued reflection nebula, near the famous Cone Nebula in Monoceros, using data by Chilescope.

After extensive search in the astronomical databases, we concluded the nebula is indeed uncatalogued. We present a brief article on our research and discovery story, and the first high-quality images of nebula, by us named Firefly Nebula.

*ARTICLE [Portuguese]*
*ARTICLE [English]*
*Facebook Post*

Best regards and Clear Skies,
Maicon Germiniani and Gabriel Santos, 27/02/2019



Gabriel R. Santos...



Description: Full size view of the nebulas in RGB (500/3.8) and L (1m RC)


Description: Full resolution image from 1m RC


New Reflection Nebula Discovered - The Firefly Nebula - Joint project by Maicon Germiniani and Gabriel Santos, 


            Gabriel R. Santos...