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Basudeb Chakrabarti
Nagerbazar, Kolkata, India
11:55 pm

Equipment Details:

𝗦𝗰𝗼𝗽𝗲: 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗺 𝗢𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗰𝘀 𝗥𝗲𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘁 𝟱𝟭
𝗠𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁: 𝗜 𝗢𝗽𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗘𝗠 𝟮𝟲
𝗖𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗮: 𝗭𝗪𝗢 𝗔𝗦𝗜 𝟱𝟯𝟯 𝗠𝗖 𝗽𝗿𝗼
𝗙𝗶𝗹𝘁𝗲𝗿: 𝗢𝗽𝘁𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗟 𝗘𝘅𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗲

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𝗜𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗮𝗰𝗾𝘂𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗔
𝗟𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁: 𝟱𝟬 𝗫 𝟮𝟰𝟬 𝘀𝗲𝗰 𝘂𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗱
𝟭𝟬 𝗗𝗮𝗿𝗸 𝗳𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗲𝘀, 𝟯𝟬 𝗙𝗹𝗮𝘁 𝗙𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗲𝘀 & 𝟮𝟬 𝗗𝗮𝗿𝗸-𝗙𝗹𝗮𝘁 𝗳𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗲𝘀.
𝗣𝗿𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴: 𝗔𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗣
𝗣𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴: 𝗣𝗶𝘅𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁, 𝗣𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽

Image Details:

𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐥 𝐍𝐞𝐛𝐮𝐥𝐚 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐍𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐳𝐚𝐫, 𝐊𝐨𝐥𝐤𝐚𝐭𝐚 (𝐁𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝟗 𝐒𝐤𝐲) 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥 𝐦𝐨𝐨𝐧 (𝟗𝟖% 𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐮𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧):

After one year break I have done an Astro-photography session from Kolkata. This is the first image using my new Optolong L-extreme filter.

I wanted to test the full potential of my new filter and hence I have carried out a session under the full moon. I am amazed to see the result.

Soul Nebula is an open cluster of stars surrounded by a cloud of dust and gas over 150 light-years across and located about 6,500 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cassiopeia, near the Heart Nebula.

The cluster of stars, IC 1848, formed about a million years ago from the material of the nebula. Winds and ultraviolet light from these young stars are excavating a cavity in the cloud. Parts of the cloud that are more dense than their surroundings are being eroded more slowly and form giant towers, or pillars of dust and gas, which all point toward the central star cluster.