Resembling a swooping Klingon Bird of Prey, this pretty open star cluster is located in Vela.
IC 2395 is silhouetted against an Ha rich background and surrounded by shockwaves of ionised oxygen from a nearby star that exploded as a supernova some 11,000 years ago.
The LRGB was taken at a rural dark site, using Voyager. The NB data was collected via Stellarmate, from my bortle 7 suburban backyard in Melbourne, Australia.
Not many (any) detailed HaO3LRGB images of this cluster online, so please enjoy this often overlooked target!
Hope you enjoy this bicolour HA O3 RGB image!
About this Nebula
This is a young stellar cluster being between 6 and 18 million years old.
Based on its young age and distance, it is possible that IC 2395 is part of the Vela OB1C stellar association.
The brightest member of the cluster has mag 5.53, and its bluest main sequence star is of spectral type B5.
“There’s an old Klingon saying that revenge is a dish best served cold…”