Image of the day 07/24/2017

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Technical card

Resolution: 6000x6013

Astrodon 5nm Ha: 56x1800" bin 1x1
Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series: 31x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series: 35x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon L Gen.2 E-series: 61x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series: 35x1200" bin 1x1

Integration: 71.8 hours job: 1655971

RA center: 333.377 degrees

DEC center: 70.252 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.854 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 87.659 degrees

Field radius: 1.008 degrees


VdB 152 is the reflection nebula at the tip of the dark Bok globule Barnard 175. The small, bright red object just below VdB 152 is the Herbig-Haro object HH 450. The FOV also contains red Ha filaments from a supernova remnant. The only thing missing is a big galaxy (there are a few tiny ones...)

This image was processed with a pre-release version of PixInsight 1.8.5 as a test...

Acquisition credit: Scott Johnson, Augusto Hernandez, John Kasianowicz, Daniele Malleo, Jose Mtanous and Rick Stevenson

Processing credit: Rick Stevenson



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Sky plot

Sky plot


VdB152 HaLRGB, 

    Rick Stevenson