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    Drunken Dragon Nebula (LBN 762 and LBN 753), 



    
        

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

    Image of the day 07/15/2017

      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

      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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