CG 4  -  Wide field

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Image with AP175

Object data of CG4

Object type: Cometary globule
Size: 22' x 7'
Magnitude: -
Constellation: Pup
Distance: 1,300 Ly
Notes: CG 4 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.

Further cometary globules, visible in the above image: CG 1, CG 2, CG 6, CG 13.

North is to the left.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-02-24
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G @ f/2.8
Camera: Nikon Df (ISO400)
Mount: Astrophysics AP1200GTO
Exposure time: 20x3min
Exposure time total: 1h00min

Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Christoph Kaltseis