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    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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            Eric Zbinden

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