Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Aries (Ari)  ·  Contains:  The star ρ2Ari  ·  The star ρ3Ari

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Drunken Dragon Nebula (LBN 762 and LBN 753), 



    
        

            Eric Zbinden
Drunken Dragon Nebula (LBN 762 and LBN 753)
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Drunken Dragon Nebula (LBN 762 and LBN 753)

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Drunken Dragon Nebula (LBN 762 and LBN 753), 



    
        

            Eric Zbinden
Drunken Dragon Nebula (LBN 762 and LBN 753)
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Drunken Dragon Nebula (LBN 762 and LBN 753)

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Astro-Physics 155EDF
Imaging Cameras
Finger Lakes Instruments Proline 16803
Mounts
Astro-Physics 900GTO
Filters
Green · Lum · Baader blue
Accessories
Astro-Physics 8X42PP portable Pier · Astro-Physics 155TCC
Software
Photoshop CS5 · MaxIm DL 5
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion Short Tube 80
Guiding Cameras
Orion Starshoot autoguider

Acquisition details

Dates:
Oct. 7, 2010 ·  Oct. 8, 2010 ·  Oct. 9, 2010 ·  Oct. 10, 2010 ·  Oct. 14, 2010
Frames:
Baader Red: 8x900" (2h) bin 1x1
Baader blue: 8x900" (2h) bin 1x1
Green: 8x900" (2h) bin 1x1
Lum: 40x900" (10h) bin 1x1
Integration:
16h
Avg. Moon age:
8.40 days
Avg. Moon phase:
12.25%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
3.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1644930

RA center: 02h59m04s.8

DEC center: +17°4940

Pixel scale: 2.248 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 350.079 degrees

Field radius: 1.650 degrees

Resolution: 3736x3736

Locations: D.A.R.C. Observatory, Panoche, CA, United States; Lake San Antonio, San Miguel, CA, California, United States

Description

Although very photogenic and well placed for northern observers these two objects are rarely imaged: LBN 762 / MBM13 dubbed the Drunken Dragon Nebula can be seen in the lower half of the image with LBN 753 just above it. This 2.5deg field is located in Aries just south of MBM12.

This relatively young association of gas and dust is home to an early stellar nursery and a few newborn stars [McGehee 2008]. Once believed to be the nearest dust cloud from our solar system it is now suggested to be about 850 light-years away.

The structure of both LBN 762 and 753 are quite amazing and one must wonder what forces are at play to create such intricate features. Numerous background galaxies are visible, some even through relatively dense part of the translucent clouds.

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Drunken Dragon Nebula (LBN 762 and LBN 753), 



    
        

            Eric Zbinden

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