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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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    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: Baader Green  ·  Lum  ·  Baader blue

    Accessory: Astro-Physics 8X42PP portable Pier

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

    Baader Green: 8x900" bin 1x1
    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

    Basic astrometry details

    Astrometry.net job: 1644930

    RA center: 2h 59' 4"

    DEC center: +17° 49' 40"

    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


    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.



    Eric Zbinden
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            Eric Zbinden

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