Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Draco (Dra)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3147
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The Angel Nebula, 



    
        

            Eric Zbinden
The Angel Nebula
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The Angel Nebula

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The Angel Nebula, 



    
        

            Eric Zbinden
The Angel Nebula
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The Angel Nebula

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Astro-Physics 155EDF
Imaging Cameras
Finger Lakes Instruments Proline 16803
Mounts
Astro-Physics 900GTO
Filters
Lum · Blue · Green · Red
Accessories
Particle Wave Technologies Monolith Pier · Astro-Physics 155TCC
Software
PixInsight · Photoshop CS5 · MaxIm DL 5
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion 120mm f/5.0
Guiding Cameras
Orion Starshoot autoguider

Acquisition details

Dates:
April 28, 2011 ·  April 29, 2011 ·  April 30, 2011 ·  May 1, 2011 ·  May 2, 2011 ·  May 3, 2011 ·  May 4, 2011 ·  May 5, 2011
Frames:
Blue: 26x900" (6h 30') -30C
Green: 20x900" (5h) -30C
Lum: 95x900" (23h 45') ISO0 -30C
Red: 26x900" (6h 30') -30C
Integration:
41h 45'
Avg. Moon age:
17.30 days
Avg. Moon phase:
6.15%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
3.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1572227

RA center: 10h32m10s.3

DEC center: +73°2114

Pixel scale: 2.244 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.339 degrees

Field radius: 1.806 degrees

Resolution: 4096x4096

Locations: D.A.R.C. Observatory, Panoche, CA, United States

Description

The Angel Nebula (Mandel-Wilson-2 or MW2) is part of the galactic cirrus' northern spur, a section of the giant dust cloud sitting above the plane of the milky-way. This cirrus is sometimes referred to as the "integrated Flux Nebula" or (IFN). Located in Ursa Major the Angel Nebula is believed to be about 300 light year above the plane of our galaxy.

High latitude galactic cirrus were first noticed on plates of the Palomar sky survey in the '60s and subsequently discussed by B.T Lynds, A. Sandage and D. Malin among others. The extend of the nebulosity was mapped by two IR satellites in the late 90's. In 2004 it was imaged and cataloged by Steve Mandel as part of his unexplored nebulae project. This image taken in 2011 covers a ~2.5 degrees field of view and shows extensive details of the structure of the galactic cirrus.

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The Angel Nebula, 



    
        

            Eric Zbinden