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Contains:  IC 2087
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IC 2087

Technical card

Resolution: 2095x2690

Dates:Jan. 20, 2019

Frames: 270x600"

Integration: 45.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 13.93 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.21% job: 2645305

RA center: 70.012 degrees

DEC center: 25.744 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.684 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.404 degrees

Field radius: 1.271 degrees

Locations: Yijia Zhang, Urumqi, Xin Jiang, China

Data source: Own remote observatory


Lx120,Rx48,Gx57,Bx47,10min per frame.
This is a region of dark nebula dust and reflective nebulae between Auriga and Taurus. Dark nebulae are non-luminous cloudy objects formed by diffuse matter in the Milky Way. Like all bright nebulae, dark nebulae vary in size and shape. Large nebulae have tens to hundreds of solar masses, some even larger, and their internal density varies widely. Some dark nebulae are dense enough to shield large numbers of stars from the background, so these regions look black.The dark nebula near IC 2087 is an example
A reflection nebula, IC2087, is shaped like a burning flame, and is particularly noticeable in the center of a large number of dark nebula.
Why is this IC 2087 red? That's because an infrared light source is found embedded in the dark nebula of Taurus, near the reflection nebula IC 2087.
This infrared star is likely to be the source of light for IC2087.



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IC 2087, 


            YIJIA ZHANG