Sandqvist 40  -  Corona Australis Molecular Cloud

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Object identification (10.0MB)

Object data of Sandqvist40

Object type: Dark nebula
Size: 110'
Magnitude: -
Constellation: CrA
Distance: 430 Ly
Notes: Sandqvist 40 builds the central, darkest part of the huge Corona Australis Molecular Cloud, which contains many embedded reflection nebulae like NGC 6726, NGC 6729, IC 4812 or GN 18.53.3. To the north west one finds the much more distant globular cluster NGC 6723.

Exposure data

Date: 2022-06-02 + 2022-06-03 + 2022-06-04
Location: DeepSkySafaris / Namibia (1,300m)
Telescope: Baader APO 95/560 CaF2 Travel Companion (f=590mm)
Camera: Nikon Z6 (ISO 800)
Mount: Takahashi EM200
Exposure time: 48x6min
Exposure time total: 4h 48min