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Contains:  IC 430, IC430, NGC 1999, NGC1999
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NGC 1999 and surroundings

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Astro-Physics RH305

Imaging camera:SBIG STXL 16200

Mount:Planewave L-500 L-500

Software:Maxim DL, Gimp

Blue: 11x600"
Green: 12x600"
H-Alpha: 95x600"
Red: 12x600"

Integration: 21.7 hours job: 3216971

RA center: 5h 36' 35"

DEC center: -6° 44' 34"

Pixel scale: 2.209 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.095 degrees

Field radius: 0.864 degrees

Resolution: 1764x2197


Data acquisition by: Eric Coles and Mel Helm.
Processing: Ruben Barbosa

The structure seen in the region of NGC 1999 in the Great Orion Molecular Cloud complex is one of the more mysterious structures.

NGC 1999 is a dust-filled bright nebula with a vast hole of empty space represented by a black patch of sky, as can be seen in the photograph. It is a reflection nebula, and shines from the light of the variable star V380 Orionis.



Ruben Barbosa
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Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 1999 and surroundings, 


            Ruben Barbosa