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The Ghost Nebula in Cepheus, 





    
        

            flyingairedale
The Ghost Nebula in Cepheus

The Ghost Nebula in Cepheus

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Resolution: 3326x2504

Frames:
Astrodon E-series 2 B: 18x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon E-series 2 G: 20x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon E-series 2 R: 24x600" bin 1x1
L: 24x600" bin 1x1

Integration: 14.3 hours

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Astrometry.net job: 2458376

RA center: 21h 16' 45"

DEC center: +68° 16' 22"

Pixel scale: 0.994 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 153.365 degrees

Field radius: 0.575

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest

Description

Not to be confused with IC63, which also is referred to as the Ghost Nebula by some astronomers. Sharpless 2-136 (also VdB 141) is a reflection nebula made of densely packed gas and dust amid a larger field of scattered dust in the Cepheus constellation. Astronomers believe it is over two light years across. Sometimes presented by astroimagers as a dim form with a dark background, I chose to reveal the scattered dust that floats throughout the surrounding space.

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The Ghost Nebula in Cepheus, 





    
        

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