CEDIC team goes Namibia - Part #8 Nebulae in Scorpius
IC 4628 wide field
„Nebulae in Scorpius“ is the topic of Part #8 of our image presentation, where we want to share
the results from our astrophotography-trip to DeepSkySafaris in Namibia.
In this part we deal with emission and reflection nebulae in the constellation Scorpius. While this prominent
star figure does not rise very high above the horizon in Central Europe, it passes through the zenith in Namibia.
In the area of the scissors is the very well-known Antares region with its colourful nebula landscape. A part of it is the
reflection nebula IC 4605. A bit to the west we find the interesting reflection nebula vdB 99.
In the middle of the Milky Way we reach the emission nebulae IC 4628 and NGC 6357, both are also known
as the „Prawn Nebula“ and the „Lobster Nebula“. Directly below the Scorpion spine we still find the constellation
Corona Australis with the very extended Corona Australis Molecular Cloud.
NGC 6357 - B. Hubl
IC 4605 - B. Hubl
Sandqvist 40 - B. Hubl
IC 4605 wide field - B. Hubl