NGC 6726  -  Corona Australis Nebula

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Object data of NGC6726

Object type: Reflection nebula
Size: 9'
Magnitude: -
Constellation: CrA
Distance: 500 Ly
Notes: NGC 6726 is one of several blue reflection nebulae which are embedded in the CrA Molecular Complex, which stretches for about 8 x 3, over the constellations of Corona Australis and Sagittarius. The densest area of this molecular cloud, with about 1.5 square degrees, is called Bernes 157. Be 157 is situated about 500 light years from us.

Exposure data

Date: 2015-10-09 + 2015-10-10 + 2015-10-11
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: TS Imaging Star 100mm f/5.8
Camera: FLI ML16200 with Baader filters
Binning: L 1x1 RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Exposure time: L 15x6min / R 6x6min / G 5x6min / B 5x6min
Exposure time total: 3h 06min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl, Markus Blauensteiner)

Image processing by Christoph Kaltseis