Gum 23

 

Gum 23 (15)

Gum 23

This giant star forming region is at the edge of a giant molecular cloud in Vela.

RCW 38 cluster is less than I million years old and contains hundreds of very hot O,B class stars.

Telescope.   16 inch F 4.5 Newtonian.

Camera.  S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.  13 x 900 sec.  Apr. 2016.

Location.  (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.