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The Chamaeleon Dark Cloud I

A Large Star Forming Region in the far South


The Chamaeleon Complex is a large star forming, and one of the closest to Earth. Due to its low brightness and location in the far Southern sky in the constellation of Chamaeleon, it is rarely photographed. 

Imaging Details

Location: Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Date: 22 April 2015
Telescope/Lens: Borg 71FL
Mount: ZEQ25GT
Guiding: SBIG ST-i 100mm f/2.8 lens, SBIG ST-i
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Modified: Baader UV/IR cut)
Exposure: 21x900sec @ ISO400 (Total: 5.2 hours). Darks and Flats applied. 

Image reduction, integration and processing with Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight.

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