The Big Prawn (Nebula) IC 4628

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'The Big Prawn (Nebula) IC 4628'

The Big Prawn (Nebula) IC 4628

[Public Domain] 20 Jul 2017 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Astrophotography
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The next biggest prawn in my life besides the iconic Ballina roadside icon (now a Bunnings), IC 4628 is captured here in it’s natural red/pink prawn palette. Using the hydrogen as the main luminance, or detail layer, you can see how far much of the dust and gas go – right to the edges of the frame. A cluster of newborn stars float out of the chaos in the middle where gravitational forces churn the material into these hot, bright new members of the system.

32 x 30s RGB (QHY12 CCD) +
46 x 60s Hydrogen Alpha (QHY9 CCD)
Celestron RASA F2.2

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