Integrated Flux Nebula MW9

Integrated Flux Nebula MW9

Integrated Flux Nebulae are a relativity recent identified astronomical phenomenon. Unlike the typical nebulae within the plane of the Milky Way galaxy. I F N are high galactic latitude nebulae that are illuminated by the combined energy of all the stars in the Milky Way, not just from a single star.

There are several faint galaxies in this field in Apus. IC 4633 is the largest and brightest galaxy on the edge of this nebulosity. MW9 extends way past the area of this frame.

F.O.V.   40 x 40 min of arc.

Telescope.   Orion Optics UK  AG12.

Camera.    S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.   27 x 600 sec.  Aug 2019

Location.   (Wiruna)  Ilford N.S.W.