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Observation by Graeme Coates: LDN 673 in Aquila

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Graeme Coates


Graeme Coates


2020 Jul 31 - 23:00


2020 Nov 06 - 20:31

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Field centre

RA: 19h20m
Dec: +11°11'
Position angle: -4°46'

Field size

1°43' × 2°28'

  • Skywatcher Esprit ED80
  • SBIG STF8300
  • MI-250

15.7hr total



Target name

LDN 673


LDN 673 in Aquila

About this image

LDN 673 consists of a complex of dark clouds sillhouetted against the bright background of the summer milky way in the constellation of Aquila - in many ways this looks like ancient hieroglyphs scrawled over the night sky.

There is a small yellowish nebula in the western (right) boundary of the upper portion of the main dark lane, and appears to be catalogued as GN 19.18.0 and Bernes 16. There's also lots of other interesting smaller nebula in and around the region, especially around the T Tauri multiple star system AS 353, where multiple Herbig-Haro objects have been discovered - that would make a very interesting close up study.

Acquisition: Graeme Coates and Paul Tribe

Processing: Graeme Coates

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Graham Winstanley
Graham Winstanley, 2020 Nov 09 - 13:13 UTC

Well done Graeme. Congratulations

Graeme Coates
Graeme Coates, 2020 Nov 10 - 10:19 UTC

Thanks Graham :) Pleased with how this one turned out - really interesting area all down the rift!

Manolo Rodriguez
Manolo Rodriguez, 2020 Dec 31 - 08:51 UTC

It is spectacular, Graeme!

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