Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Scorpius (Sco)  ·  Contains:  IC 4628  ·  IC4628
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IC 4628 The Prawn Nebula SHO, 



    
        

            Tom Peter AKA Astrovetteman
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IC 4628 The Prawn Nebula SHO

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-150 Takahashi TOA 150

Imaging cameras: FLI ML16200

Mounts: Astro-Physics 1600 with Absolute Encoders A-P 1600GTO-AE

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-150 Takahashi TOA 150

Software: PinInsight 1.8  ·  Adobe Photoshop CS5 Photoshop CS5

Filters: Chroma Technology LRGB Ha OIII SII


Dates:Jan. 19, 2021

Frames: 48x1800"

Integration: 24.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 6.15 days

Avg. Moon phase: 36.99%


Astrometry.net job: 4167527

RA center: 16h 56' 33"

DEC center: -40° 24' 53"

Pixel scale: 1.129 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -174.439 degrees

Field radius: 0.904 degrees


Resolution: 4500x3600

Locations: Deep Sky West-Chile, El Sauce, Chile

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest

Description

IC 4628, also known as the Prawn Nebula and Gum 56 is an emission nebula in the constellation of Scorpius at a distance from Earth of 6,000 light-years. The nebula is around 250 light-years in diameter, so this image covers approximately 170 light-years. The nebula is a stellar nursery with a large number of hot, luminous, young stars that were formed from the surrounding gas. Two large, hot, blue-white class O giants and other young stars in the nebula illuminate the surrounding gas due to the massive amount of ultraviolet radiation they produce, thus ionizing the gases in the nebula.
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Tom

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IC 4628 The Prawn Nebula SHO, 



    
        

            Tom Peter AKA Astrovetteman