Bat-eared Fox dark nebula

Posted by Duczmal
on Friday, December 22, 2017

This large field (2.3 degrees X 2.9 degrees) in the constellations Sagittarius/Ophiuchus shows the dark nebulae B 295 (to the right and below the bright star Alnasl (the tip of the "kettle")) and LDN 1788 (upper right corner). The pair of globular clusters NGC 6528 / NGC 6522 appears at top left. The small dark nebula B 298 is shown near NGC 6528. The dark nebulae LDN 1788 and B 295 together resemble a walking bat-eared fox (found on the African savanna, named for its large ears) representing the head and hind legs with the tail, respectively.
Exposure: 2.8 hours (33x300 seconds).
Setup: FSQ-106ED, QHY16200A, Astro-Physics Mach1, QHY5L-II mono, Baader LRGB, Stardome, PixInsight.
August 25, 2017, SONEAR, Brazil.

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