RING NEBULA AROUND WOLF RAYET STAR WR-75 IN NORMA
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July 2020 - Home Backyard in Martinez, Buenos Aires, Argentina
TYPE: Ha-Emission Region
APPARENT MAGNITUDE WR 75: 10,22
APPARENT DIAMETER: 25 x 35 arc minutes
DISTANCE: 13000 light years
SCOPE: ORION OPTICS UK 8" f5 Newtonian w/Televue Paracorr working at f5,75
CAMERA: QSI 583 WS
MOUNT: SKY WATCHER NEQ6
FILTERS: Baader LRGB Set
SKY CONDITIONS: Urban Skies
EXPOSURES: LHaRGB (30,160,40,40,40) Ha in bin 2x2; LRGB bin 1x1
OBJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMAGE SESSION
RCW 104 is an oval shaped emission nebula close to the plane of our Milky Way in the southern constellation of Norma. It is part of 180 objects of the RCW catalogue that was published in 1960 by Alex Rodgers, Colin Campbell and John Whiteoak under the direction of Bart Bok.
The emission material is being expanded by the strong stellar winds produced by the star WR 75. Wolf Rayet stars are extremely hot. They surface temperatures range from 30,000 k to around 200.000 k, hotter than almost all other stars. They have broad of spectra, but lack in hydrogen.
Below the mentioned star labeled following SIMBAD information.
WOLF RAYET 75 WITHIN RCW 104 Ha EMISSION NEBULA REGION
100% RESOLUTION LHaRGB