Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  B207  ·  PGC14335  ·  PGC14374  ·  PGC3089399
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            Gary Imm
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LBN 777

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-130NFB

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600MM Cooled Pro

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 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  ·  Takahashi Flattener TOA-67  ·  Feathertouch Focuser Boss II Electronic Focusing Control


Dates:Jan. 4, 2019Jan. 5, 2019

Frames:
Astrodon Blue 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 120x30" (1h) (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 120x30" (1h) (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Lum 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 360x30" (3h) (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 120x30" (1h) (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 6h

Avg. Moon age: 28.56 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.31%


Astrometry.net job: 2474288

RA center: 4h 3' 49"

DEC center: +26° 32' 18"

Pixel scale: 0.782 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 93.291 degrees

Field radius: 0.580 degrees


Resolution: 4246x3235

Locations: Backyard (Mag 20.8 - Bortle 4.5), Onalaska, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This object is a very faint molecular cloud located 400 light years away in the constellation of Taurus. The object spans 2 to 3 light years. It is close to the Pleiades star cluster in a large cloud of dust and gas known as the Taurus Molecular Cloud. These giant molecular clouds are believed to be factories of star formation.

The reflection nebula envelopes the dark nebula, Bernard 207, seen as the brownish patch above the Eagle's eye. The brownish color is caused by large dust grains embedded in the gas. The dust reflects the light of stars inside and near the nebula. The exact source of the light that illuminates this reflection nebula, as well as the reason for the "hole" seen as the Eagle's eye, are both mysteries yet to be solved. This sky object is difficult to process because of its very low relative brightness.

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LBN 777, 



    
        

            Gary Imm