NGC 6726 – 27

NGC 6726 – 27

NGC 6726 – 27 are 2 nebulae in a huge complex in Corona Australis. This image is only a small section of the complex. A small patch of red nebulosity (HH101) is probably jets emitted from still hidden stars in the dust clouds. The dark nebula (Bernes 157) is so dense that stars cannot shine through.

This colourful complex is approx. 500 light years distance, one of the nearest stat forming regions in the Milky Way.

F O V .    25 x 25 minutes of arc.

Telescope.     16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian.

Camera.     S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.   15 x 900 sec.   Sept.  2017.

Location.   (Wiruna)  Ilford N.S.W.