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Chamaeleon I is a relatively unknown object in the southern constellation of Chamaeleon. Dark molecular clouds and embedded bright blue reflection nebulae such as IC 2631, Ced 110 and Ced 111 are obvious signs of active star formation and young stars. They are approximately 650 light-years away, at the boundary of the Local Bubble.


  • Optics: Takahashi FSQ-106EDX.

  • Camera: FLI PL16083 CCD.

  • Filters: Astrodon LRGB.

  • Location: Heaven's Mirror Observatory, Australia.

  • Exposure: 12h10m.

  • Acquisition: Image data acquired remotely using the Telescope Live AUS-2 telescope.

  • Processing: PixInsight & Adobe Photoshop.

  • Credit & Copyright: Chris Willocks / Telescope Live.

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