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Laughing Skull Nebula LBN 406 in Draco, 


            Jeff Husted

Laughing Skull Nebula LBN 406 in Draco


Lynd’s Bright Nebula 406 (LBN 406). This is a faint molecular cloud in Draco. Several distant galaxies can be seen in the field. The Saturn like galaxy near bottom center is a barred spiral called UGC 10548 (please mouse over the note at bottom of this page*). It lies approximately 400 million light years from earth. Details: NP127is at f4.1; Atik 383L+ at -18 deg C; Orion EQ-G mount;TS OAG; Astrodon E series LRGB filters: 12.5 hours Luminance; 140 minutes each RGB. Total exposure: 16 hours over three nights in May 2014 at Grandview near the Ancient Bristlecone Forest; Processed with Images Plus; Maxim DL; Registar; Photoshop Elements; AIP4WIN.
*If you don't see 'Notes' at the very bottom of this column, click on the tag icon. This should make 'Notes' and the galaxy designation visible and make a frame around it.



Jeff Husted
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Laughing Skull Nebula LBN 406 in Draco, 


            Jeff Husted