NGC 5367 and cometary globule CG12 in Centaurus

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© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2013

NGC 5367 is a reflection nebula associated with the cometary globule CG12. CG12 extends from bottom center to the upper right for more than 1°. Dicovered in 1976 on an ESO/SRC Sky Survey plate taken with the UK Schmidt telescope, CG12 is in contrast to the most other Cometary Globules, because it is far away from the galactic disk. In fact its galactic latitude is more than 21°. The nebula NGC 5367 (it is catalogued also as IC 4347) reflects light from two bluish stars: the two components of the binary system h4636 (the stars are from spectral type B4 and B7). Further reference can be found here .

Object details

Right Ascension 13:57:44 (h:m:s)
Declination -39:58:42 (deg:m:s)
Size 3 x 3 (arcmin)
Distance 630 (ps.)

Image details


Center of field RA 13:58:21 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE -40:09:04 (deg:m:s)
Size 56.5 x 42.6 (arcmin)
Pixel scale: 1.03 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -2.02 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from
Optic(s): ASA 12" f 3,6 Astrograph (ASA)
Mount: ASA DDM85
Camera: FLI MicroLine 8300 CCD camera
Filters: Luminance, Red, Green, Blue, Astrodon filters
Dates/Times: 11 and 12 May 2013
Location: Namibia-TIVOLI ASTROFARM, S 23° 27' 40,9" / E 18° 01' 02,2"
Exp. Details: L: 10x10 min, R:7x10 min, G6x10 min, B:7x10 min, Total Exposure Time - 300 min
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013. All Rights Reserved
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