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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
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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 job: 2788716

    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 -



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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,