Gum 22 and Gum 23.

Gum 22,23.

Gum 22 and 23 are giant active star forming regions on the edge of a giant molecular cloud in Vela. RCW 38 cluster is less than one million years old and contains hundreds of very hot O,B class stars. These nebulae are at a distance of 5500 light years.

F.O.V.   66 x 44 mm of arc.

 2 Frame Mosaic.

Telescope.   10 Inch F4.0 Newtonian.

Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposures and Dates.   15 x 600 min.    March 2019.

Location.   (Wiruna) Ilford   N.S.W.