Deep Sky
NGC6357

Constellation: Scorpius
War and Peace Nebula
This is a diffused nebula, it s claim is that it has many proto-stars.  We were not able to get the whole nebula as I think it is quite a bit bigger than we can handle.  I was really not pleased how this one came out.  I think that we will try this one again.  This nebula also has Pismis 24, and why is that important?  For quite a while astronomer thought it was the largest star we could see, some 300 solar masses.  Well, it turned out that it was really a binary system, with two stars in access of 100 solar masses each.  Too bad that we will not be around when these two monsters decide to call it quits!
35 images stacked
20 sec ea
Date: 03-16-13