Object name: IC4954
Designation(s): IC4954, IC4955,
IC 4954 and IC 4955 are really small parts of one huge object. For the particular viewers out there IC 4954 consists of the two nebulas at the top with IC 4955 being the bottom one. Some sources consider the middle object to be either part of both or not part of either. But since they are all part of one star forming region that issue is rather moot. This star forming region has formed a huge star cluster. It is many times the size of my field of view. Some of the stars are illuminating dust and gas left over from their formation some 6 million years ago, thus illuminating these two nebulae. The entire cluster is known as Roslund 4 and is located some 6 to 8 thousand light years away. The exact distance is still rather uncertain.