Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)

Image of the day 01/24/2020

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    Wolf's Cave Nebula, 



    
        

            Steve Milne
    Wolf's Cave Nebula
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    Image of the day 01/24/2020

    Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
      Wolf's Cave Nebula, 



    
        

            Steve Milne
      Wolf's Cave Nebula
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      Acquisition details

      Dates:
      Sept. 29, 2019
      Frames:
      Integration:
      19h
      Avg. Moon age:
      0.85 days
      Avg. Moon phase:
      0.82%

      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 3186470

      RA center: 22h11m34s.6

      DEC center: +70°3921

      Pixel scale: 2.093 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 270.698 degrees

      Field radius: 1.195 degrees

      Resolution: 3287x2465

      File size: 5.4 MB

      Data source: Own remote observatory

      Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura

      Description

      The bright blue reflection nebula in this image (Van den Bergh 152, Cederblad 201) sits at the end of a long, curved dark nebula (Barnard 175). This complex is known as 'Wolf's Cave' nebula. The name derives from the German astronomer Max Wolf (1863 – 1932), based at the University of Heidelberg and described in several references as a 'pioneer in astrophotography'. Wolf believed that the complex looked like a cave, hence it became known as 'Wolf's Cave'.

      Wolf's Cave is located around 1,400 light years away in the constellation of Cepheus.

      The complex was photographed between 25 and 29 September 2019 from a remote imaging rig that is jointly owned and operated by Barry Wilson and me.

      Telescope: Takahashi FSQ 106

      Camera: QSI 683 WSG

      Filters: Astrodon LRGB

      Mount: 10 Micron GM1000HPS

      Lum: 42 x 600s

      Red: 24 x 600s

      Green: 24 x 600s

      Blue: 24 x 600s

      A total of 19 hours exposure.

      Data capture: Steve Milne & Barry Wilson

      Image processing: Steve Milne

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