Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  The star 26Cep
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Sharpless 150 and vdB 154, 



    
        

            Jim Thommes
Sharpless 150 and vdB 154
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Sharpless 150 and vdB 154

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Sharpless 150 and vdB 154, 



    
        

            Jim Thommes
Sharpless 150 and vdB 154
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Sharpless 150 and vdB 154

Acquisition details

Dates:
Sept. 4, 2018
Frames:
H-Alpha: 16x600" (2h 40') bin 2x2
Luminance: 12x600" (2h) bin 1x1
RGB: 24x240" (1h 36') bin 2x2
Integration:
6h 16'
Avg. Moon age:
23.61 days
Avg. Moon phase:
34.65%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3740087

RA center: 22h31m29s.3

DEC center: +65°0639

Pixel scale: 2.679 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.999 degrees

Field radius: 1.209 degrees

Resolution: 1950x2600

File size: 1.0 MB

Locations: Desert Astronomy Association Observatory Campus, Julian, CA, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

The red emission nebula in the center is Sharpless 150 - it is also known as LBN 520. Sharpless 150 is ionized by two stars - HD 213087 and HD 213405 - the largest bright blue stars on the right. The faint blue reflection nebula above Sharpless 150 is vdB154 (also known as LBN 523). Another Sharpless object (Sh2-145) is partially in this field in the lower right. There are several dark nebulae in this field - LDB 1206, 1207, 1208, 1209, 1214. There is a small galactic nebula (RNO 142) just to the right of Sharpless 150. These objects and some of the brighter stars are identified in the annotated image. Horizontal FOV is approximately 120 arc minutes. Full size image scale is 2.77 arcsec/pix.

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Sharpless 150 and vdB 154, 



    
        

            Jim Thommes