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Wolf-Rayet Nebula NGC 3199: One of the bright stars in the center of this bubble-like nebula is a very hot massive star, generating the emission nebula around it with its fierce radiation and star winds. Such nebulae are called Wolf-Rayet Nebulae.

A wide-angle view of this region can be found here.

The image was taken at the IAS astronomical site at the Hakos farm in Namibia.



Object Wolf-Rayet Nebula NGC 3199
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation NGC 3199
Constellation Carina
Optics Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/9 in corrected secondary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 3 x 10min each Baader LRGB filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar on Schneider OAG, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color Code LRGB
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 3 Apr 2011
 
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