Baby Chick Nebula, SH2-136
Copyright 2011
Larry Phillips
SH2-136, a Bok globule in the constellation Virgo

A Bok globule is a dense cloud of dust and gas associated with HII regions. Name after Bart Bok who cataloged these objects in the 1940's

Size: 1500 light years
Camera: SBIG ST-10XME
Telescope: Astrophysics Starfire 140 EDT F7.5
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO with Advanced Telescope Systems portable pier
Images: 53 subexposures of 15 minutes each with 13 luminance, 14 red, 13 green, 13 blue for a total of
                 13 hours and 15 minutes
Date: June 2010
Software: Camera, mount, and guider control - CCD Commander & MaximDL, calibration and stacking - CCDStack, further processing in Photoshop CS4.