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Contains:  The star ρ3Ari, The star ρ2Ari

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    Drunken Dragon Nebula (LBN 762 and LBN 753), 





    
        

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

    Drunken Dragon Nebula (LBN 762 and LBN 753)

    Technical card

    Resolution: 3736x3736

    Dates:Oct. 7, 2010Oct. 8, 2010Oct. 9, 2010Oct. 10, 2010Oct. 14, 2010

    Frames:
    Baader Green: 8x900" bin 1x1
    Baader Lum: 40x900" bin 1x1
    Baader Red: 8x900" bin 1x1
    Baader blue: 8x900" bin 1x1

    Integration: 16.0 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 8.40 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 12.25%

    Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

    Astrometry.net job: 1644930

    RA center: 44.770 degrees

    DEC center: 17.828 degrees

    Pixel scale: 2.248 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: -170.079 degrees

    Field radius: 1.650 degrees

    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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    Drunken Dragon Nebula (LBN 762 and LBN 753), 





    
        

            Eric Zbinden

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