Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  B223  ·  NGC1875  ·  Sh2-263  ·  Sh2-265  ·  VdB38
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Sh2-263 - vdB 38

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Sh2-263 - vdB 38, 



    
        

            Gary Imm
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Sh2-263 - vdB 38

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-85ED

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 60mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono

Software: Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight  ·  Stark Labs PHD2 2.6.3

Filters: Astrodon Ha 31mm 5nm  ·  Astrodon Green 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Blue 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Lum 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Red 31mm Gen2 I-Series

Accessory: ZWO EFW  ·  Feathertouch Focuser Boss II Electronic Focusing Control


Dates:Jan. 17, 2018

Frames:
Astrodon Blue 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 30x60" (30') (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 30x60" (30') (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Ha 31mm 5nm: 16x300" (1h 20') (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Lum 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 75x60" (1h 15') (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 30x60" (30') (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 4h 5'

Avg. Moon age: 0.35 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.14%


Astrometry.net job: 1912859

RA center: 5h 20' 22"

DEC center: +7° 44' 25"

Pixel scale: 1.743 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -82.137 degrees

Field radius: 1.360 degrees


Resolution: 4501x3360

Data source: Backyard

Description

This complex object consists of a reflection nebula and several emission nebulae, located 1300 light years away in the constellation of Orion. As with many areas of Orion, this is an interesting, delicate, and subtlety beautiful area of the sky.

The blue reflection nebula in the lower left corner is vdB 38, the red emission nebula in the lower left corner is Sh2-263, and the red emission nebula in the upper right corner is Sh2-265. The open star cluster at the bottom left is Dolidze 19, while the open star cluster at bottom right is Dolidze 17. Not much has been documented in the literature on these objects.

I find the nickname regarding the combination of vdB 38 and Sh2-263 to be one of the more imaginative and appropriate ones.

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Sh2-263 - vdB 38, 



    
        

            Gary Imm