NGC 2579

NGC 2579

NGC 2579 is a high surface brightness Galactic H11 region that has largely been neglected because its misclassification as either planetary nebula or reflection nebula and even its confusion with other nearby objects.

NGC 2579 is about 40,000 light years distance in the constellation of Puppis.

F.O.V.   Cropped to 40% of the 25 x 25 min of arc FOV.

Telescope.   16 Inch F4.5 Newtonian.

Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.   12 x 900 sec.    Feb  2018.

Location.   (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.