NGC 6726 & Friends

NGC 6726 — Click on image to enlarge

NGC 6726 is found in Corona Australis, a southern constellation. It’s an amazingly complex region of space that gives rise to a veritable plethora of colors, shapes, and textures — a feast for our occipital lobes! Technically, “NGC 6726” is a woefully incomplete description of this region — the upper (blue) reflection nebulae are designated as NGC 6726-6727, while the lower reflection nebula is known as IC 4812. The smaller butterfly shaped reddish-yellow nebula is referred to as NGC 6729. Several small red zones are better known as Herbig-Haro objects — high energy jets from young stars. The thick dark nebula off to the left (that suffocates most of the starglow from within) is called Bernes 157, and a similar area towards the right is called Sandqvist-Lindroos (SL) 41.

Technical details as follows:

Imaged by SSRO/PROMPT/CTIO in 2017