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)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics 155EDF

Imaging cameras: Finger Lakes Instruments Proline 16803

Mounts: Astro-Physics 900GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Short Tube 80

Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot autoguider

Focal reducers: Astro-Physics 155TCC

Software: Photoshop CS5  ·  MaxIm DL 5

Filters: Green  ·  Lum  ·  Baader blue

Accessory: Astro-Physics 8X42PP portable Pier


Dates:Oct. 7, 2010Oct. 8, 2010Oct. 9, 2010Oct. 10, 2010Oct. 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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