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The Ghost Nebula (vdB 141) Region

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:ASA - Astro Systeme Austria Astrograph 203 mm f2.75

Imaging cameras:ZWO ASI1600MMC

Mounts:iOptron CEM60


Dates:Oct. 12, 2017

Frames: 240x180"

Integration: 12.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.11 days

Avg. Moon phase: 50.41%

Basic astrometry details job: 1879410

RA center: 21h 16' 46"

DEC center: +68° 13' 51"

Pixel scale: 1.380 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 184.500 degrees

Field radius: 0.966 degrees

Resolution: 3954x3126

Locations: Mirasteilas observatory, Falera, Graubünden, Switzerland


The area of the ghost nebula (vdB 141) - a beautiful reflection nebula surrounded by huge dust clouds in the constellation Cepheus.

The nebula itself (center) consists of numerous Bok globules - areas where the dust and gas is condensing to form protostars. The Ghost nebula is referred to as a globule (cataloged CB230) and over 2 light-years across. There are several stars embedded, whose emissions make the nebula shine in brownish colour.

The surrounding nebulosity is uncatalogued and these dust clouds are seen throughout the constellation of Cepheus.

Distance: 1400 light years
Diameter: 2 light years

L 180 x 180 s (9 h)
R 20 x 180 s
G 20 x 180 s
B 20 x 180 s



Rudolf Bumm
License: None (All rights reserved)



Description: Using a different mask approach for HDR and deconvolution, smaller stars, more sharpness, more detail in the nebula


Description: Better curves

Sky plot

Sky plot


The Ghost Nebula (vdB 141)  Region, 


            Rudolf Bumm