IC 2631 – Reflexionsnebel im Sternbild Chamäleon

IC 2631 is located in the northern part of the Chameleon I molecular cloud and is the brightest reflection nebula in this region. The gas and dust masses are illuminated by the hot and young star HD 97300 in the center of the nebula.

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Optics: Planewave CDK 12.5 with Televue 0.8x reducer
Aperture: 318 mm
Focal Length: 2030 mm
Camera: Canon EOS 700Dac
Exposure: 59 x 600 s
Location: Chamaeleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia
Processing: Nebulosity, Starnet++, Photoshop
Diameter:1.8 light years
Distance:615 light years
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