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RCW7

 

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         Object RCW7
         Comment Residing in the constellation Puppis, RCW7 (aka Sh2-302, Gum 6) is an emission nebula ionised by the open star cluster Bochum 5. Near the upper right of the emission nebula is the blue reflection nebula, VDB 97. The nebula is sometimes referred to as the Snowman Nebula with the dark rift nebulosity representing it's scarf. RCW7 is approximately 5,800 light years distant.

Image is a [Ha+R]GB composite.
         Optics RCOS 12.5" F/9 (2874mm FL)
         Camera Apogee Alta F16M - 1x1 bin (image scale: .65 arcsec/pix)
         Mount Software Bisque Paramount ME
         Exposure Total exposure time: 12 hours
         Date June 2014

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