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Hemisphere:  Southern

Image of the day 07/18/2019

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    in the Chamaeleon I molecular cloud, 


      in the Chamaeleon I molecular cloud, 



      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 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: Rooisand, Windhoek, Namibia

      Data source: Traveller


      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 :-)

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



      License: None (All rights reserved)


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        in the Chamaeleon I molecular cloud, 


        in the Chamaeleon I molecular cloud, 




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      in the Chamaeleon I molecular cloud,