Object  NGC 6726 (aka) Corona Austalis  Nebula

NGC 6761, part there of, is located in the southern constellation Corona Austalis. This image depicting the area/ reflection nebulosity is charged by the light given off from the young star R Coronae Australis (partly shrouded by the dust). Classified as a Herbig Ae/Be pre-main sequence star, having 10 times the mass of our own sun, Sol. The greater molecular complex continues down the R/H corner (not shown) and is believed to be one of the closest star forming regions to us situated around 500 l.y. away.  

Date Lum-21st & RGB 23/ 5/ 06
Location BayTop Observatory- Streaky Bay South Australia
Instrument Vixen VC200L working @ f9/ 1800 FL  0.77arcsec/pixel
Mount Celestron CI700 controlled by a Mel Bartels Goto Control System with Vexta PK264m-01b motors with a pulley and belt system
Camera (CCD) Starlight Xpress HX916 monochrome CCD with Atik manual filter wheel.
Exposures L: 85R:20G:20B:20' [5' sub exposures all unbinned]   No dark frames removed.
Guiding  Orion 80ED refractor F7.5 with a Starlight Xpress MX515 CCD. Mounted via a side by side accessory plate.                    
Filters Astronomik typeII clr  RGB filter set
Notes/ Conditions

 Conditions- On both nights seeing was poor to average and transparency was also poor- average. This is only a part of this nebula complex. Image has had a slight gradient removed and reduced to 85% of original.