The Volcano Nebula

Posted by DeanCCD
on Monday, April 27, 2009

by Dean Salman


The Volcano Nebula is part of a giant dust cloud that is high above the plane of the Milky Way. The reason we see this is the starlight in the Milky Way galaxy shines against it much like seeing high clouds in a distance when city lights shines on them. The odd color comes from the fact that most of the color is red and blue, very little green.   This sits near the famous galaxy pair M81 and M82 in the constellation URSA Major.  I used my Epsilon 160 F/3.3 and the STL-6303 CCD camera to take the 6 hour total exposure. 

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