Best of AOP - Diffuse Nebulae

The Fox Fur Nebula

This dusty nebula surrounds a region of young stars, located near the Cone Nebula and the Eagle Nebula. It was featured as an APOD back in 2008.

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Last Updated: 06-Jun-2014

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Equipment

20in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.1

Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Luminance = 90 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: Michael and Michael McGuiggan/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF