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Image of the day 07/31/2019

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    Sh2-136, Vdb 141, Ghost Nebula, 


            Kent Wood
    Sh2-136, Vdb 141, Ghost Nebula

    Sh2-136, Vdb 141, Ghost Nebula

    Technical card

    Resolution: 1600x2001

    Dates:June 2, 2019

    Frames: 129x600"

    Integration: 21.5 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 28.56 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 1.05% job: 2821879

    RA center: 319.127 degrees

    DEC center: 68.258 degrees

    Pixel scale: 0.737 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 179.786 degrees

    Field radius: 0.262 degrees

    Locations: Star lodge Observatory, Fairview, Utah, United States

    Data source: Own remote observatory


    Sh2-136 is reflection nebula buried deep in the Cepheus Flare Molecular cloud of our Milky Way’s primary plane. It is 2 light years across, 1500 light years distant and located in the constellation Cepheus. Various new stars appear to be providing the illumination for the nebula. The core of the dark cloud on the right is collapsing and likely a binary-star system in early formation. (Referenced from APOD, OCT 31, 2011)

    Image Acquisition info:
    Location: Starlodge Observatory, Fairview UT
    Date: May, 2019
    Telescope: AT 16, Ritchey Chretien
    Camera: Atik 16200
    Exposure: LRGB 570:230:200:300 (21.6 hrs)



    Kent Wood
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    Sh2-136, Vdb 141, Ghost Nebula, 


            Kent Wood