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vdB141; Cepheus

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vdB141; Cepheus

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Astrometry.net job: 2172442

RA center: 21h 16' 29"

DEC center: +68° 16' 0"

Pixel scale: 1.764 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -93.765 degrees

Field radius: 1.149 degrees


Resolution: 3900x2600

Locations: Thomas Davis, Inkom, ID, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

van den Bergh 141; Cepheus

Astro Systeme Austria N12 f/3.5 astrograph (Lum)

Tele Vue 127is f/5.1 refractor (RGB)

KAI-11000M; SBIG STL (Lum), FLI Microline (RGB)

Total Exposure Time: 12.5 hours;  LRGB 310:160:140:140 minutes, unbinned

September 2008; Inkom, ID

Comments: vdB 141 is reflection nebula number 141 in Sidney van den Bergh's Catalog of Reflection Nebulae, 1966. It is often referred to as the Ghost or Ghostly Nebula. In the cropped image below are seen two "ghosts" rising up out of the main nebula. The adjacent dark nebulae and dust appear not to be cataloged. The dust in the region appears to be being swept from "right to left". There is a lot of dust in this image.

vdB141: Size (arcmin): 13 by 2

Type: illuminating star inside nebula

Surface brightness: faint

Color: red

Absorption: weak

Illuminating star ID1: BD+67 1300

Mag. of illuminating star: 10.8

Spectral type of star: G8

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vdB141; Cepheus, 



    
        

            Thomas V. Davis