LDN 673 – Dark Nebula

Bob Franke
Location of photo
Chino Valley, AZ
Date/Time of photo
6/24/2014 to 7/03/2014
SBIG STF-8300 camera, Baader LRGB Filters Takahashi FSQ-106ED scope, Losmandy G11 mount
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.
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