IC 4601

IC 4601

IC 4601 is a reflection nebula in Scorpius at about 420 LY distance. It is part of a much larger interstellar cloud of dust and cloud.

The dust of IC 4601 contains the heavy elements that planets are made of.

F. O.V.    40 x 40 min of arc.

Telescope.   Orion Optics UK AG12.

Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.   28 x 600 sec.    June 2020.

Location.   (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.