Best of AOP - Diffuse Nebulae

IC 4592 and IC 4601

This reflection nebula, located in the upper portion of Scorpius, is full of small dust particles that reflect the blue light from freshly formed young stars. Some astronomers think this nebula looks like a fainter version of the Horsehead Nebula. For another view, check out this APOD taken back in 2013.

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Last Updated: 07-Jun-2014

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76mm Televue (480mm f/6.3 with 0.8x Feild Corrector) 

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

This is a two frame mosaic of the upper portion of Scorpius.

Luminance = synthetic binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 1x1

Green = 20 minutes binned 1x1

Blue = 20 minutes binned 1x1

Minimum credit line: Bob and Bill Twardy/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF