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NGC 6559 & friends

NGC 6559 & friends

This region lies in the constellation of Sagittarius near the well known "Lagoon Nebula" - M8
It is around 5,800 light years away.
These objects are embedded within a rich star field and contains dark, emission and reflection nebulae.
There are many objects in this frame : IC 4685 (the large reddish nebula below center), NGC 6559, , Barnard 303, Barnard 91 , IC 1275 , IC 1274 and more.
The reflection nebulae are NGC 6559 (to the bottom left), IC 1274 (to the top) IC 4678 at the right.

Imaged with the 16" f3.75 Dream Astrograph.
Apogee Alta U-16M camera.
L-RGB image:
Luminance - 30 minutes (Bin 1)
RGB - 6 minutes per channel (Bin 2)
Total of 48 minutes

Imaged from Tivoli farm in Namibia June 2012.

Apogee USB/Net
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