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van den Bergh 15

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX III

Imaging camera: QSI 683 WSG8

Mount: Paramount MyT

Guiding telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX III

Guiding camera: QSI 683 WSG8

Software: PixInsight

Filter: Astrodon LRGB CCD Gen II E-Series

Resolution: 3326x2504

Dates: Sept. 27, 2016

Frames: 75x600"

Integration: 12.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.24 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.75% job: 1262557

RA center: 52.478 degrees

DEC center: 58.885 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.098 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.769 degrees

Field radius: 1.213 degrees

Locations: Deep Sky West Observatory, Rowe, MN, United States


This is van den Bergh 15 (vdB 15), a beautiful reflection nebula surrounding the magnitude 5 star C Cam and part of a large dust cloud in Camelopardalis.

The image is an LRGB composite using 12.5 hours of data taken at the Deep Sky West Observatory.




Sky plot

Sky plot


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