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Dust clouds around IC 2631 in Chamaeleon, 



    
        

            Geoff
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Dust clouds around IC 2631 in Chamaeleon

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Dates:March 21, 2020

Frames: 75x600" bin 0x0

Integration: 12.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.94 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.43%


Astrometry.net job: 3361349

RA center: 11h 9' 43"

DEC center: -76° 36' 49"

Pixel scale: 0.725 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -91.253 degrees

Field radius: 0.579 degrees


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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