IC 4685 - Bow and Arrow Nebula

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IC 4685 - Bow and Arrow Nebula

[Public Domain] 27 Jul 2023 Dylan O'Donnell
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This little region is so small it doesn’t actually have a common name, so I’m open to suggestions! I’m going to say “bow and arrow” and you can insert a mythical backstory of your choice. A star forming region near the much bigger M8 Lagoon, IC 4685 shares similar features to M20 Triffid with reflection (blue), emission (red) and dark (black) clouds all together. A smaller but seemingly distant emission nebula appears in the background (PK006-02.1) but I can’t find much info about it.

IC4685 – Bow and Arrow Nebula
Celestron C11 @ F7 1960mm FL
QHY294M Cooled CMOS Camera
SKyWatcher Eq8Rh-Pro Mount
NexDome Observatory – Byron Bay, Australia
69 x 10m Hydrogen Alpha
75 x 3m Red
64 x 3m Green
70 x 3m Blue
Total Integration : 21.95hours

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