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Angel Nebula (MW2) wide field, 



    
        

            Jose Carballada
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Angel Nebula (MW2) wide field

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Angel Nebula (MW2) wide field, 



    
        

            Jose Carballada
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Angel Nebula (MW2) wide field

Acquisition details

Dates:
Jan. 1, 2022 ·  Jan. 28, 2022 ·  Jan. 31, 2022 ·  March 1, 2022
Frames:
Astronomik Blue Deep-Sky 36mm: 100×120(3h 20′) (gain: 75.00) -15°C bin 1×1
Astronomik Green Deep-Sky 36mm: 100×120(3h 20′) (gain: 75.00) -15°C bin 1×1
Astronomik L-2 UV-IR Block 36mm: 370×120(12h 20′) (gain: 75.00) -15°C bin 1×1
Astronomik Red Deep-Sky 36mm: 100×120(3h 20′) (gain: 75.00) -15°C bin 1×1
Integration:
22h 20′
Avg. Moon age:
27.57 days
Avg. Moon phase:
5.98%

RA center: 10h31m20s.55

DEC center: +73°1959.3

Pixel scale: 8.018 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -54.748 degrees

Field radius: 3.246 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2328x1760

File size: 7.0 MB

Locations: AAS Montsec, Àger, Lleida, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

Mandel Wilson 2, Dust Angel or Angel nebula, is made up of Integrated Flux Nebula (IFN).

According to Steve Mandel-Wilson, IFN are "high galactic latitude nebulae ... illuminated not by a single star (as most nebulae in the plane of the Galaxy are) but by the energy from the integrated flux of all the stars in the Milky Way".

Meaning... the combined light of stars along the Milky Way are reflected by these cosmic dust clouds that soar some 300 light-years or so above the plane of our galaxy.

It's amazing what myriad of small galaxies are in the background of htis picture....

It's a extremelly faint nebula on a large wide field, on the same frame it's possible to alocate 50 full moons.....

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