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From Prawn to Firebird: The sky region between the Prawn Nebula (IC 4628) in Scorpius and the Firebird Nebula (NGC 6188) in Ara contains very extensive stretches of Emission and Dark Nebulae, which are a bit neglected by many southern sky observers and also photographers. The area is displayed in this wide field image in its full extent.
In the left part of the image shines the bright emission nebula IC 4628 and to the right of it an arrangement of different interesting nebulae, the largest one shaped like a crescent moon.
On the right then marvellous Firebird Nebula.

 

 



Object From Prawn to Firebird
Category Nebulae
Designation From Prawn to Firebird
Constellation Scorpius,Ara
Optics Samyang lens 135mm, 1:2@f/2.8
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW5
Exposure 6 x 10min H-alpha, 4 x 5min RGB each, Baader filterset. Maxim DL for image akquisition
Calibration Dark and Flatfield
Guiding Unguided
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. color Code L:H-alpha,R/H-alpha,G,B
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa- 6 May 2016
 
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