LDN 673

Looking very much like a deadly virus, LDN 673 is located in the constellation Aquila. This dark nebula is at a distance of about 600 light years. Expansive molecular clouds in the Aquila rift make the distant stars appear reddish, while the very dense LDN 673 nebula completely blocks the starlight. LDN 673 is part of a giant cloud of dust and gas. It is fragmented into many pieces, inside of which are forming stars. Some of these stars are illuminating parts of the nebula, such as in the upper-right and lower-right region.

LDN 673

Telescope: 16″ f3.75 Dream Scope
Camera: FLI ML16803
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure: 6.5 hours (42x300s L + 3x12x300s RGB)
Date: May 2019
Location: Southern Alps, France

ASTROBIN Image of the Day June 9th 2019

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