Antilhue - Chile

IC 4685 in Sagittarius
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Designation IC 4685
Constellation Sagittarius (Sgr)
Description This is a beautiful example of an area with combination emission/reflection nebulae and is a neighbour to the famous Lagoon Nebula (M8) and most probably an extension of it.  The prominent red patch left of center is IC 4685. Above it are left to right: NGC 6559, IC 1275, IC 1274 and IC 4684
Exposure RGB 55:45:90 min @ -18C, all 1x1
Camera SBIG ST-10XE selfguided,  CFW-8,  SBIG (CS) Filterset
Optics Astro-Physics AP155EDFS with 0.75x reducer (930mm FL -  f/6)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD, DeBloomer, Sigma Beta, Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 26Jul2003 - 00:00 to 04:00 UTC 
Conditions Transparency 5,  Seeing 4, Temperature 0C