CG4 in Puppis

Looking like a giant cosmic hand, or a giant space slug, reaching out to grab a poor defenseless distant edge-on galaxy (ESO 257-19) CG4 in Puppis is a dramatic example of a dusty cometary globule.

Don’t be too alarmed, ESO 257-19 is in fact more than 100 million light years further away than CG4. This is another stunning image from Mike Sidonio down under in Australia taken with his OOUK AG12. Mike currently uses a Starlightxpress SXVF-H694, SX USB CFW, SX OAG unit + Atlas Focuser. Image details: LRGB = 480 60 60 60min = 11hrs total exposure (bin 1X1) Astronomik filters -20C chip temp, flats used but no dark frames used. Guide Camera: Starlightxpress Lodestar.

Thanks for sharing Mike!