RCW 52


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Date Taken:
Gilbert
RCW 52
Nebula
CTIO, Chile
03-15-2007
Description

Alex Rodgers, Colin Campbell, and John Whiteoak, working at Australia's Mount Stromlo observatory under the direction of Dutch-American astronomer Bart Bok, published their nebula catalog in 1960. The RCW catalog is largely an expansion of Colin Gum's 1955 catalog.

RCW 52 (also Gum 32) is a ring nebula ionised by the O8V star LSS 1887. It is viewed next to the vast clouds of the Eta Carinae nebula but is in reality much further away.

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
HaRGB (3 hours of Ha and 1 hour each of RGB all 15 minute subexposures)
Camera:
Apogee Alta U47
Telescope:
RCOS Carbon Truss 16 inch f/11.3 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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