Antilhue - Chile

IC 1284 & NGC 6590
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Image Data

Designation IC 1284 (upper left) and NGC 6590 (lower right)
Object type Combination emission and reflection nebulae
Coordinates 18h18min,  - 19°46'  (Sagittarius ) 
Description There is hardly any background sky in this very dusty part of the southern Milky Way.  These two beautiful objects can be found about halfway between the Trifid Nebula (M 20) and the Swan or Omega Nebula (M 17).  Blueish reflection nebulae and brownish dark interstellar cloud appear to be superposed on the pink emission nebula.  North is up in this approx. 20x30 arcmin field.
Exposure LRGB 90:30:30:30 min @ -25°C  - RGB binned 2x2
Camera SBIG STL-11000 with Astronomik Type II filter set  -  selfguided.
Optics RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien @ f/9
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD, Sigma Pre Beta 11, Adobe Photoshop CS
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 07Aug2004 - 03:00 UTC
Conditions Transparency 6,  Seeing 4, Temperature + 9°C