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BBW-56 in the Gum Nebula, 


            John Gleason

BBW-56 in the Gum Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ Fluorite

Imaging camera:FLI PL16803

Mount:Paramount ME

Software:MaximDL 5

Filter:Astrodon 5nm Halpha

Resolution: 4300x4513

Dates:March 12, 2019

Frames: 56x1800"

Integration: 28.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.44 days

Avg. Moon phase: 29.94% job: 2582520

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


Further experimentation with starnet++ software and star removal from wide field, deep hydrogen images. This is a portion of a mosaic around the Gum Nebula complex in Puppis. The object in the center is designated BBW-56, depicting a large molecular cloud structure with ionization front. The entire area is surrounded by a large sphere of gas and dust. The starless processing reveals interesting details around the entire area. More work to do.



John Gleason
License: None (All rights reserved)


  • BBW-56 in the Gum Nebula, 


            John Gleason
  • Final
    BBW-56 in the Gum Nebula, 


            John Gleason


minor sharpening to select structures.


BBW-56 in the Gum Nebula, 


            John Gleason