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Uploaded 9-Oct-21
Taken 7-Oct-21
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Date taken7-Oct-21 21:12
Unusual Nebula NGC 6164

Unusual Nebula NGC 6164

Beautiful emission nebula NGC 6164 in the southern constellation of Norma is created by a rare, hot, luminous O-type star, 40 times as massive as the Sun. The star at the center of the cosmic cloud is 3 to 4 million years old. There is a faint gaseous shell surrounding this planetary nebula, but only hints of it are visible on the outer edges of this photo.
20 missions on Slooh Chile One telescope. Slooh Santa Martina Observatory, La Dehesa, Santiago, Chile 2021-10-03 to 07. Processed in PixInsight and ACDSee Photo Studio.