Kes 78 in Aquila

The star­fields of con­stel­la­tion Aquila are very often over­seen, but many regions are full of galactic treas­ures. This image shows three Sharp­less objects (Sh2-66, Sh2-67, Sh2-69), two super­nova rem­nants (SNR G032.8–00.1 aka Kes 78, SNR G031.5–00.6) and sev­er­al plan­et­ary neb­u­lae. Fur­ther­more, dark neb­ula LDN 604 and star cluster Berke­ley 79 and 80 are act­ors in this scenery. Last but not least, an unknown emis­sion neb­ula can be found in the image.

The main object of this 3.5x3.5 degree field is Kes 78, a super­nova rem­nant dis­covered in a radio con­ti­uum sur­vey by Kesteven in 1968, vis­able above the cen­ter of the image. The first optic­al detec­tion of SNR G032.8–001 was repor­ted in 2009 by P. Bou­mis et al. (here).

You can find an annot­ated ver­sion here. North is up in this image.

This images was sug­ges­ted by Sakib Rasool, who helped me iden­tifing the vari­ous objects in this stel­lar field.

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Taka­hashi FSQ-106EDX III
ASA DDM85
Andor CG16M
Astro­don Gen2
HaR­GB 495:160:160:160 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart Kes 78 in Aquila

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