Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Chamaeleon (Cha)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3620
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Dust clouds around IC 2631 in Chamaeleon, 



    
        

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Dust clouds around IC 2631 in Chamaeleon

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Dust clouds around IC 2631 in Chamaeleon

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Plane Wave Instruments CDK 12.5"
Imaging Cameras
Finger Lakes Instruments Proline 16803
Mounts
AP900GTO
Filters
Astronomik L R G B Series II
Software
PixInsight · MaximDL
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Plane Wave Instruments CDK 12.5"
Guiding Cameras
Starlight Xpress Lodestar guide camera

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 21, 2020
Frames:
75x600" (12h 30')
Integration:
12h 30'
Avg. Moon age:
26.94 days
Avg. Moon phase:
7.43%

RA center: 11h09m43s.364

DEC center: -76°3649.47

Pixel scale: 0.725 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -91.253 degrees

Field radius: 0.579 degrees

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Resolution: 4050x4086

Locations: Wiruna Dark Sky Site, Ilford, NSW, Australia

Data source: Traveller

Description

IC 2631 is a blue reflection nebula in the far southern constellation of Chamaeleon. It surrounds a young T Tauri star HD973000, about 500 light years away. It lies in the Chamaeleon Cloud Complex which is a large star forming region that includes the Chamaeleon I, Chamaeleon II, and Chamaeleon III dark clouds. The Chamaeleon Complex occupies nearly all of the constellation Chamaeleon and overlaps into Apus, Musca, Carina and Octans. The dust partially or nearly totally obscures the stars within and behind it.

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Dust clouds around IC 2631 in Chamaeleon, 



    
        

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