LDN 673 - Dark Nebula in the constellation Aquila (Eagle)

LDN 673 is a strongly segmented molecular cloud complex in the constellation Eagle. It lies in the middle of the so-called "Aquila Rift", an area of the Milky Way which is full of dark nebulae. The mass of the clouds is estimated to one million solar masses, enough material for the formation of numerous new stars.

LDN 673
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Date: 23. + 25.09.2019
Optics: Canon EF 200 mm f/2.8L USM at f/4
Aperture: — mm
Focal Length: 200 mm
Camera: Fuji X-M1
Exposure: 46 x 300 s
Location: Chamaeleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia
Processing: DeepSkyStacker, Nebulosity, Photoshop
Diameter:~ 10 light years
Distance:~ 450 light years
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