The Dark Doodad, Musca
Located in Musca, it doesn't have a formal ID, but it is a nice strand of close-by dense molecular cloud that obscures stars more distant. At the upper left is the globular cluster, NGC 4372, which is far more distant at some 19,000 ly. The bright blue star is g Muscae.
|Camera:||SBIG STL11000M, Astrodon filters||Scope:||Takahashi TOA-130 + reducer, f=720mm, f5.6 (fov ~2.9°x1.9°)|
|Mount:||Takahashi EM-200 Temma2||Guiding:||External (E-finder)|
|Filters/Exposures:||R:G:B = 4x5:4x5:4x5min ≡ 1h00m||Location:||ASV's LMDSS Heathcote, Victoria, Australia|
|Date:||December 2021||Processing:||CCDStack2, RegiStar and Photoshop CS5|