|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: 85' R:20' G:20' B: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|
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.