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Image of the day 07/18/2019

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in the Chamaeleon I molecular cloud, 



    
        

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in the Chamaeleon I molecular cloud, 



    
        

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in the Chamaeleon I molecular cloud

Technical card

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Guiding cameras: Lacerta MGEN

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. Pix Insight


Dates:June 3, 2019

Frames: 82x180"

Integration: 4.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.07 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.01%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2788714

RA center: 11h 7' 40"

DEC center: -77° 34' 22"

Pixel scale: 1.544 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 265.881 degrees

Field radius: 0.738 degrees


Resolution: 2756x2062

Locations: deepskysafaris.com Rooisand, Windhoek, Namibia

Data source: Traveller

Description

this is just a small part of the huge Chamaeleon I molecular cloud, at 480 lightyears one of the nearest star fabrics. On top of the red cone dubbed GN11.07.3 lies Cha IRN, a young T Tauri variable, the blueish reflection nebulas name is Cederblad 111 and the ivory reflection nebula to the right is Cederblad 110. The dark cloud resembling a dogs head was given the number 5849 in Dobashis catalogue of dark clouds from 2011. An there is a small complex of Herbig-Haro objects right below the image center called HH49 and HH50. None of these appear in any atlas or desktop planetarium, not in CdC nor SkySafari, its merely a blank spot in the sky. However, if you happen to photograph something you do not know, you always can platesolve it and try to ask Aladin :-)
https://aladin.u-strasbg.fr/AladinLite/

Photographed with 8"f4 Newtonian and ASI1600MMP, Optolong 31mm filters LRGB at Rooisand farm in Namibia - www.deepskysafaris.com

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