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From Barnard 10 to 14 in the Taurus Molecular Cloud


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This is a two panel mosaic of dark nebulae in the Taurus Molecular Cloud. The relatively long total integration time at f/2 brought out quite a lot of colour and dust. The nebula to the left is Barnard 14 (containing the bright IC2087) and the one to the right is Barnard 10. The long stretch of dark nebulosity at the bottom right is NGC1539.

From Wikipedia: The Taurus Molecular Cloud is a molecular cloud in the constellations Taurus and Auriga. This cloud hosts a stellar nursery containing hundreds of newly formed stars. The Taurus Molecular Cloud is only 140 pc (430 ly) away from earth, making it the nearest large star formation region. It also reveals characteristics that make it ideal for detailed physical studies. It has been important in star formation studies at all wavelengths.

Data collected 10 and 11 Feb with the RASA 8 and ASI2600MC without filter. 108 x 4 min, so 10.1 hours. Stacked in PI and processed in PS and PI.

20210210 IC2087 RASApan1+2PS40smallSign.jpg

Edited by gorann
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3 minutes ago, peter shah said:

Thats superb Goran..... deep dark and dirty....another cracker!

Thanks a lot Peter! Yes, apparently I prefer it dark and dirty😆

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3 minutes ago, Knight of Clear Skies said:

Good to see this GMC given some attention, it should light up like Orion in the (relatively) near future. Lots of protoplanetary discs in there, I believe HL Tauri is somewhere in your field of view.

Imaged by ALMA.) 

Thanks! Sounds thrilling since it is so near by😎 I read somewhere that if the Tarantula Nebula in the LMC where as close to us as the Orion nebula we would be in constant light.

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8 hours ago, gorann said:

Thanks! Sounds thrilling since it is so near by😎 I read somewhere that if the Tarantula Nebula in the LMC where as close to us as the Orion nebula we would be in constant light.

That would be an astrophotography killer

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