Chameleon I - Molecular clouds in the constellation Chameleon

The Chameleon I molecular cloud complex is one of the closest star forming regions. The dark clouds contain several hundred newly formed stars. Some of them are so luminous that they clear their surroundings from gas and dust and form small reflection nebulae.

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Date: 27.-29.04.2022
Optics: Williams Optic RedCat 51
Aperture: 51 mm
Focal Length: 250 mm
Camera: ASI 071 MC
Exposure: 64 x 600 s
Location: Chamaeleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia
Processing: Nebulosity, Registar, Regim, Photoshop
Diameter:55 Lichtjahre
Distance:520 Lichtjahre
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