IC 1284 + NGC 6589 emission & reflection complex in Sagittarius

on Sunday, August 14, 2011

Just half degree to the south west of Messier 24 we found this colorful complex area of where a great variety of objects are displayed in a 34 arc minutes field of view. IC 1283, 1284 and 4700 are the H2 clouds which absorbs the radiation of nearby stars and release it a red light. The two bright blue clouds are NGC 6589 and 6590 which appears to be superimposed and merged with the H2 area mentioned. Finally NGC 6595 is a loose open cluster interacting with the reflection and emission nebulas.


Image taken with Orion Optics UK using a 6” f5 Newtonian Reflector with QSI 583 WS for a total exposure of 150 minutes LHaRGB (60,30,20,20,20) riding in a SW NEQ6, from Mercedes, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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