Cometary Globules 30-31-38.

CG 30-31-38.

Cometary globules are typically characterised by dusty heads and elongated tails, features that resemble comets, but are very much different.

Within these Cometary globules are cores of cold gas and dust that is collapsing to form low mass stars. In fact the top most globule has a small (star size) reddish glow near its head, an energetic jet from a star in the early stages of formation.

These globules are in Puppis and at a distance of 1300 light years.

F.O.V.   44 x 44 min of arc.

Telescope.   10 Inch F4.0 Newtonian.

Camera.   S Big ST 4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.   15 x 600 sec.   March 2019.

Location.    (Wiruna)  Ilford N.S.W.