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NGC 6595 Region: Close to the dense star cloud Messier 24 in the constellation of Sagittarius a very dark triangular shaped region can be observed with the naked eye. Gas and dust absorb the light of most of the stars in this part of the Milky Way close to its center.
Nevertheless young bright stars excite their surroundings and create some beautiful emission and reflection nebulae that are displayed in this image.

In the center of the image is an Open Cluster of stars called NGC 6595 sourrounded by an extended HII region of red glowing hydrogen, designated IC 1283 and IC 1284. The beautiful blue reflection nebulae are NGC 6589 and NGC 6590.

The image was taken at the observatory of IAS at Hakos Farm in Namibia.


Object NGC 6595 Region
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation NGC 6595
Constellation Sagittarius
Optics Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/3 in corrected primary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 3 x 10min each RGB, Baader filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar on Schneider OAG, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing MaxIm DL5, Photoshop. Color Code RGB
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 20 Oct 2014
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