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|Description:||The central cluster of young stars initially
formed out of the nebula's material and the brightest of them cause the
emission of the nebula. While the nebula is 5,500 light years distant,
it is estimated to be 130 light years in diameter and covers an area greater
than 1° in diameter.
|Exposure Data:||3/17,18/2002. RRGB: 20x2m, 10x2m, 10x2m,
10x4m. RGB binned 2x2. -10°C, 3.5 arc-sec./pixel.
|Processing:||Acquired via script with Maxim, reduced, aligned,
combined in Mira, color combine, Maxim, RRGB combine in Photoshop.
|Optical System:||FSQ-106 @ F/5, ST-8E NABG/CFW-8A CCD camera,
|Comments:||Acquisition script used FocusMax to refocus
between filter selections and image sequences. Compare
to same object taken with TV-140 at 2.65 arc-sec./pixel.