Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Lacerta (Lac)  ·  Contains:  The star 12Lac  ·  The star 8Lac
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The Gecko Nebula - LBN 437, 



    
        

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The Gecko Nebula - LBN 437
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The Gecko Nebula - LBN 437, 



    
        

            Gabe Shaughnessy
The Gecko Nebula - LBN 437
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The Gecko Nebula - LBN 437

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics 92mm F6.65 Stowaway

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI6200MM Pro

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1AP GTO CP4

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics 92mm F6.65 Stowaway

Guiding cameras: ZWO Optical ASI174MM

Focal reducers: Astro-Physics 0.8x CCD Telecompressor (92TCC)

Software: PixInsight  ·  Voyager  ·  Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC) Pro Software  ·  PHD2

Filters: LRGB  ·  Chroma Ha 3nm

Accessory: Pegasus Astro Ultimate Powerbox v2  ·  Starlight Instruments Focuser Boss 2 HSM


Dates:Sept. 18, 2020Sept. 19, 2020Oct. 7, 2020

Frames:
Chroma Ha 3nm: 10x900" (2h 30') bin 1x1
LRGB: 112x300" (9h 20') bin 1x1

Integration: 11h 50'

Avg. Moon age: 7.79 days

Avg. Moon phase: 27.27%


Astrometry.net job: 4242103

RA center: 22h 32' 12"

DEC center: +40° 35' 13"

Pixel scale: 1.571 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.022 degrees

Field radius: 2.457 degrees


Resolution: 9408x6188

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Gecko Nebula, LBN 437, is a molecular cloud in the constellation Lacerta and is paired with the large emission nebula Sh2-126 that runs through this frame. The left lobe of the Gecko contains many bright stars that were newly formed from the cloud. In this region, the young star V375 is associated with the X-shaped Herbig-Haro object HH398. These objects are bright regions of nebulosity associated with newborn stars, and are formed when gas ejected by the star collides with nearby clouds of gas and dust.

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