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VdB149/VdB150/LDN1235 - the Dark Shark

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Resolution: 4083x2876

Frames:
Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series: 39x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series: 38x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon L Gen.2 E-series: 81x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series: 45x1200" bin 1x1

Integration: 54.2 hours

Astrometry.net job: 1775779

RA center: 331.846 degrees

DEC center: 73.167 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.263 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.318 degrees

Field radius: 0.876 degrees

Description

The Dark Shark aka the Howling Wolf. This field contains the blue reflection nebulae VdB150 (top) and VdB149 (bottom.) The shark's nose is the dark nebula LDN1235. Lots of other dark nebulosity and a few bright stars.

Data collected with our shared telescope at SRO in California.

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

Processing credit: Rick Stevenson

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VdB149/VdB150/LDN1235 - the Dark Shark, Rick Stevenson