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IC 4628 (Prawn Nebula) and NGC 6231

Optics TEC APO 110FL with Flattener at f/5.6
Mount AstroPhysics 1200GoTo
Camera Moravian G3-16200
Filters Astrodon Ha, OII, R, G, B
Date 25 June - 7 July 2019
Location Tivoli Astrofarm, Namibia
SQM-L 21.7-22.0
Exposure HaOIIIRGB = 4.67-3.67-2.0-2.0-2.67 hours, total: 15h
FWHM 3.1
Software CCDAutoPilot, MaxIm DL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6
Notes North is to the left.

The Prawn nebula, IC 4628 is around 6'000 lightyears from Earth and is located in the constellation Scorpius. The open cluster NGC 6231 (top right in the image) is part of Scorpius OB1 association. The age of the cluster is estimated about 2 - 7 Million years old.

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