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Contains:  IC 359

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    LBN 782 - Deep Sky West Remote Observatory, 





    
        

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    LBN 782 - Deep Sky West Remote Observatory

    LBN 782 - Deep Sky West Remote Observatory

    Link to TIFF/FITS: http://www.deepskywest.com

    Technical card

    Resolution: 4057x4056

    Dates:March 22, 2018

    Frames:
    Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 24x600" bin 1x1
    Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 13x600" bin 1x1
    Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 41x600" bin 1x1
    Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 26x600" bin 1x1

    Integration: 17.3 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 5.08 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 26.51%

    Astrometry.net job: 1980858

    RA center: 64.115 degrees

    DEC center: 28.386 degrees

    Pixel scale: 1.660 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 1.329 degrees

    Field radius: 1.323 degrees

    Locations: Deep Sky West Remote Obsevatory (DSW), Rowe, New Mexico, United States

    Description

    LBN 782 first time with RH305. Very cool target. From APOD...

    This complex of dusty nebulae lingers along the edge of the Taurus molecular cloud, a mere 450 light-years distant. Stars are forming on the cosmic scene. Field of view includes some youthful T-Tauri class stars embedded in the remnants of their natal clouds at the right. Millions of years old and still going through stellar adolescence, the stars are variable in brightness and in the late phases of their gravitational collapse. Their core temperatures will rise to sustain nuclear fusion as they grow into stable, low mass, main sequence stars, a stage of stellar evolution achieved by our middle-aged Sun about 4.5 billion years ago. Another youthful variable star, V1023 Tauri, can be spotted on the left. Within its yellowish dust cloud, it lies next to the striking blue reflection nebula Cederblad 30, also known as LBN 782. Just above the bright bluish reflection nebula is dusty dark nebula Barnard 7.

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