IC 4633 and galactic cirrus in the constellation Apus (Bird-of-Paradise)

In the constellation Bird-of-Paradise are large molecular clouds away from the galactic plane. They reflect the light of the stars of our Milky Way and are called galactic cirrus. In the right part of our image, the half part of the distant spiral galaxy IC 4633 is hidden by the cirrus. The molecular cloud on the upper left reminds of an approaching bird of prey.

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Date: 04.08.2021
Optics: C11 with Hyperstar
Aperture: 280 mm
Focal Length: 560 mm
Camera: Alccd12
Exposure: 64 x 180 s
Location: Chamaeleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia
Processing: Nebulosity, Registar, Regim, Photoshop
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