Sh2-36 – Molecular Cloud in the constellation Serpens (Snake)

The molecular cloud Sh2-36 belongs, like the neighboring nebula Sh2-33 to the galactic cirrus and reflects the light of our Milky Way. The image shows a region about 36 degrees above the galactic plane and we can look far out into space through the thin veils of nebulae. The small spiral galaxy NGC 6070 in the upper left is about 100 million light years away.

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Date: 01.08.2021
Optics: C11 with Hyperstar
Aperture: 280 mm
Focal Length: 560 mm
Camera: Alccd12
Exposure: 69 x 180 s
Location: Chamaeleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia
Processing: Nebulosity, Registar, Regim, Photoshop
Diameter:2 light years
Distance:~400 light years
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