Image of the day 12/15/2016

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vdB141 Ghost Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Lacerta Photonewton

Imaging camera: Moravian Instruments G2-8300FW

Mount: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6

Guiding telescope or lens: Skywatcher 9x50 finder

Guiding camera: Lacerta MGEN

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. Pix InsightPhotoshop

Filter: Baader LRGB 31mm

Accessory: Skywatcher/Lacerta GPU comacorrector

Resolution: 2201x1673

Dates: Aug. 4, 2016

Frames: 59x480"

Integration: 7.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.63 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.98% job: 1374927

RA center: 319.111 degrees

DEC center: 68.123 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.673 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -87.128 degrees

Field radius: 0.642 degrees

Locations: my lovely garden, near Vienna, Austria


This region of splendid dust, so lively depicting a scene of human fear, is located in the constellation cepheus, next to the more known Iris nebula.

The new revision has got the red stars a little more yellow, makes a nice difference to the brownish tones of the nebula.





Sky plot

Sky plot


vdB141 Ghost Nebula, tommy_nawratil