Gum 19

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DSLR widefield image

Object data of Gum19

Object type: Emission nebula (HII)
Size: 2'
Magnitude: -
Constellation: Vel
Distance: 22,000 Ly
Notes: Gum 19 (=RCW 34) is an emission nebula, located in the direction of the constellation Vela at a distance of approximately 22,000 light years. The furnace that fuels Gum 19ís luminosity is a gigantic, superhot star called V391 Velorum.

Exposure data

Date: 2022-05-27 until 2022-05-30 (4 nights)
Location: DeepSkySafaris / Namibia (1,300m)
Telescope: 10" Newtonian telescope (f=1000mm)
Camera: QSI 660wsg-8 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200
Exposure time: L 19x8min / RGB 9x8min each
Exposure time total: 6h 08min