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vdB110, B61-63; Ophiuchus, 


            Thomas V. Davis
vdB110, B61-63; Ophiuchus

vdB110, B61-63; Ophiuchus

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Resolution: 4044x4044 job: 2190290

RA center: 259.030 degrees

DEC center: -21.039 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.660 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.634 degrees

Field radius: 1.318 degrees

Data source: Backyard


vdB110, B61-63; Ophiuchus
Astro-Physics 305mm f/3.8 Riccardi-Honders astrograph
KAI-16803 FLI Proline
Total Exposure Time: 3 hours; LRGB 110:25:25:25 minutes RGB binned 2x2
June 2012; Inkom, ID

Comments: Barnard 62 is a large, very opaque Bok globule surrounded by bright rims. Optical and near-infrared observations have revealed four low-luminosity pre-main sequence stars, of which one is a visual binary, in association with the globule. In addition, an embedded low-luminosity source has been detected by IRAS. The star BD -20°4896 is surroundedby a reflection nebula (vdB110) and is probably a field star accidentally passing through the globule. It has spectral type A7 or A8, and if it is of luminosity class V, the distance to the globule is about 225 pc. The neighbouring globule Barnard 61 shows no signs of star formation activity. (ref)

Note: Starry Night planetarium software has the position of this nebulae incorrect as of June 17, 2012.

vdB110: Size (arcmin): 1.2
Type: illuminating star inside nebula
Surface brightness: moderate
Color: moderately blue
Absorption: strong
Illuminating star ID1: BD-20 4896
Mag. of illuminating star: 10.3



Thomas V. Davis
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vdB110, B61-63; Ophiuchus, 


            Thomas V. Davis