Celestial hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Chamaeleon (Cha)  ·  Contains:  The star β Cha  ·  The star ε Cha
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The Dark nebulae in Chamaeleon, 



    
        

            Basudeb Chakrabarti
The Dark nebulae in Chamaeleon
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The Dark nebulae in Chamaeleon, 



    
        

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The Dark nebulae in Chamaeleon
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The Dark nebulae in Chamaeleon

Revision title: The Dark Nebula Complex

Acquisition details

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 8576280

RA center: 12h32m21s.1

DEC center: -79°2754

Pixel scale: 4.756 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 10.662 degrees

Field radius: 3.704 degrees

Resolution: 3895x4035

File size: 14.7 MB

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Telescope Live

Description

The dark nebula complex in the constellation of Chamaeleon emits a brown hue in the image due to its strong red and near-infrared colors. The the bright star Beta Chamaeleontis is visible just to the right of center with the dust that surrounds it preferentially reflecting blue light from its primarily blue-white color. Beta Chamaeleontis, latinized from β Chamaeleontis, is the third-brightest star in the southern constellation of Chamaeleon, approximately 298 light years away from sun. The star has five times the mass of the Sun and 2.8 times the Sun's radius.
All of the pictured stars and dust occur in our own Milky Way Galaxy with - but one notable exception: the white spot just below Beta Chamaeleontis is the galaxy IC 3104 which lies far in the distance. 

Data acquired from: Telescope liveScope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED
Mount: Paramount MX+
Camera: FLI PL16083
Astrodon LRGB filters
Total Integration Time: 10 hrs. 40 min 
Post Processing: Deep Sky Stacker, Pixinsight, Photoshop

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The Dark nebulae in Chamaeleon, 



    
        

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