NGC 6726  -  Corona Australis Nebula

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Object identification (4.0MB)

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: 2015-10-16
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L @ f/3.5 + mechanical stopper
Camera: EOS6D (ISO1600)
Mount: Astrotrac TT320X
Exposure time: 72x2min
Exposure time total: 2h24min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner, Justin Kabaus)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl