NGC 6604, LBN 72 and star cloud
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large nebula is joined to a star cloud and both are less than 2°
north of M16, the Eagle Nebula. The faintness of the nebula seems to
compenetrate to the yellowish clouds of stars.
NGC 6604 is a small open cluster, near the center of the image, toward
up-left. The main red nebula is LBN 72, while the small and faint parts
on the upper-right part are LBN 71. Both are part of the large complex
LBN 70 that comprehend also M16.
(single exp of 10 min)
EOS 5D with Baader filter
||Colle dell'Agnello (CN, Italian Alps) at 2700 m height
|23 August 2012
on an 80mm f/5 refractor
||T= +13°C, RH=45%
|Sky brightness at
zenith (with SQM-L)
||South up. I usually prefer images with North up, but this one really pleases me better on this side.