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|Description:||At a distance of approximately 7,000 ly, this
large nebula consists of gaseous clouds being excited by emissions from the
star forming cluster of young stars in the upper center. The narrow
darker regions result from stars being formed at their nominal apex.
|Exposure Data:||6/13/2007. RGB:
10x10m, 6x10m, 10x10m, unbinned.
-15°C, 0.55 arc-sec./pixel.
|Processing:||Acquired via CCDAutoPilot and CCDSoft,
calibrated and combined in CCDStack, final processing in
|Optical System:||14.5” Ritchey-Chretien @ F/9 w/FFC,
Apogee Alta U16M/FLI CFW-7 CCD
camera, AstroDon filters, Paramount
ME, dithered 3 pixels, off-axis guided with SBIG ST-402ME.
|Comments:||Previous version used as the cover art for
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