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Contains:  IC 359
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LBN 782, LDN 1495, Barnard 7, vdB 27, IC 359 & more

Technical card

Resolution: 6769x4503

Dates:Nov. 29, 2019Dec. 15, 2019

Frames: 410x60"

Integration: 6.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 10.56 days

Avg. Moon phase: 48.50%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Mean SQM: 19.68 job: 3161193

RA center: 4h 17' 34"

DEC center: +28° 30' 18"

Pixel scale: 1.625 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.451 degrees

Field radius: 1.835

Locations: Backyard, Parrish, FL, United States

Data source: Backyard


This is a very interesting area in the Taurus Molecular Cloud featuring many dark and reflection nebulae. The main subject in the center is Barnard 7 (the dark nebula) and LBN 782 (the blue reflection nebula). To the left side is vdB 27, illuminated by RY Tauri, a young variable star. To the right is another reflection nebula illuminated by variable star CW Tauri. Peeking through the dust 186 million light years away is the galaxy IC 359, in the bottom right. All in all, a lot of different things to see here!

This has been my hardest image to process to date, and to be honest I'm still not quite happy with it, but I've reached the point where you can only keep doing it over so many times without getting any better, so here it is!



Jarrett Trezzo




Sky plot

Sky plot


LBN 782, LDN 1495, Barnard 7, vdB 27, IC 359 & more, 


            Jarrett Trezzo