Gum 23 (RCW 38)

Gum 23  (RCW 38)

Gum 23 is a giant active star forming region on the edge of a huge molecular cloud in Vela.

RCW 38 cluster is less than one million years old and contains hundreds of very hot O,B class stars at a distance of about 5500 light years.

F.O.V.   40 x 40 min of arc.

Telescope.   Orion Optics UK AG12.

Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.   15 x 600 sec.  March 2020.

Location. (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.