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Contains:  NGC 6268, IC 4628, NGC 6242, NGC 6231
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IC 4628 Prawn Nebulae, 


            Ronny Kaplanian
IC 4628 Prawn Nebulae

Technical card

Resolution: 4872x3252

Dates:June 16, 2019

Frames: 47x480"

Integration: 6.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 13.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.19% job: 2748293

RA center: 16h 58' 8"

DEC center: -40° 19' 44"

Pixel scale: 2.818 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 30.657 degrees

Field radius: 2.292

Locations: Home Backyard, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Data source: Backyard


Poised in almost full perfection and glamour, this image taken thru my wide field telescope represents yet another star forming region bustling in hot blue stars. Most of my Red hydrogen nebulas I have captured are in close proximity to each other. This one in particular is close to the core of our Milky way Galaxy. Again only 6000 light years from Earth and spans across 250 light years it is emanating in red radiant hot Hydrogen with high pressure winds creating many features clumping together here resembling a prawn seen in the middle. Also, a fair amount of Dark dust is present at immensely cold temperatures absorbing the light which is very common in the universe. To the top and bottom corner exist a couple of star clusters all adding to the beauty and magnitude of IC 4628 (The Prawn Nebulae). Hope you all like it.



Ronny Kaplanian
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IC 4628 Prawn Nebulae, 


            Ronny Kaplanian