LDN 673 – Dark Nebula

Photographer
Bob Franke
Email
bfranke@bf-astro.com
Location of photo
Chino Valley, AZ
Date/Time of photo
6/24/2014 to 7/03/2014
Equipment
SBIG STF-8300 camera, Baader LRGB Filters Takahashi FSQ-106ED scope, Losmandy G11 mount
Description
Looking very much like a deadly virus, LDN 673 is located in the constellation Aquila. This dark nebula is at a distance of about 600 light years. Expansive molecular clouds in the Aquila rift make the distant stars appear reddish, while the very dense LDN 673 nebula completely blocks the starlight.
Website
http://bf-astro.com

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