CG 1

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Object data of CG1

Object type: Cometary globule
Size: 28' x 7'
Magnitude: -
Constellation: Pup
Distance: 1,300 Ly
Notes: CG 1 is a cometary globule in constellation Puppis. Cometary globules are typically characterized by dusty heads and elongated tails. These features cause cometary globules to have visual similarities to comets, but in reality they are very much different. Globules are frequently the birthplaces of stars, and many show very young stars in their heads.

CG 1 is one of the largest of the Gum Nebula CGs.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-02
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: RCOS 14.5" f/9
Camera: FLI PL16070 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Exposure time: L 29x8min / R 10x8min / G 8x8min / B 8x8min
Exposure time total: 7h20min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Herbert Walter, Wolfgang Leitner, Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl)

Image processing by Herbert Walter