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Molecular Cloud Barnard 163, 





    
        

            Thomas Richter
Molecular Cloud Barnard 163

Molecular Cloud Barnard 163

Technical card

Resolution: 5413x3585

Dates:June 13, 2019June 17, 2019June 23, 2019June 24, 2019

Frames:
Baader B 1.25'' CCD Filter: 40x180" (gain: 53.00) -20C bin 1x1
Baader G 1.25'' CCD Filter: 40x180" (gain: 53.00) -20C bin 1x1
Baader Ha 1.25" 7nm: 36x600" (gain: 53.00) -20C bin 1x1
Baader R 1.25'' CCD Filter: 40x180" (gain: 53.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 12.0 hours

Darks: ~35

Flats: ~31

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 16.88 days

Avg. Moon phase: 77.47%

Astrometry.net job: 2784263

RA center: 325.546 degrees

DEC center: 56.743 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.493 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.280 degrees

Field radius: 0.445 degrees

Locations: Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany

Data source: Backyard

Description

Object description (apod.nasa.gov):

In the center of the above image lies Barnard 163, a nebula of molecular gas and dust so thick that visible light can't shine through it. With a wing span measured in light years, Barnard 163's insides are surely colder than its exterior, allowing conditions where gas can clump and eventually form stars. Barnard 163 lies about 3,000 light years from Earth toward the constellation of Cepheus the King. The red glow in the background results from IC 1396, a large emission nebula that houses the Elephant's Trunk Nebula. Finding Barnard 163 in an image of its greater emission nebula IC 1396 can be a challenge, but it's possible.

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    C

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h-alpha only

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reduced star size

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Molecular Cloud Barnard 163, 





    
        

            Thomas Richter