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NGC6231 - The Table of Scorpius

NGC6231 - The Table of Scorpius


The open star cluster NGC6231 is located close to Zeta Scorpii and is embedded in a huge region of emission nebulae. The brighter patch in the upper left corner is IC4628. A cometary globule is pointing from the right side towards NGC6231. The strong radiation from the young and hot stars of the star cluster are eroding and shaping a dense molecular cloud, which eventually will give birth to another star cluster.

Canon EOS 20D
Modified Canon 20D mounted on a TMB 80mm/F6 + Televue 0.8x reducer/flattener. Halpha ( Astronomik Ha, 13nm): 20x450sec/ISO800; RGB ( IDAS-LPS): 12x300sec/ISO800. Calibration and stacking, averaging, color balancing, sharpening in Images Plus and Photoshop CS2. full exif

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