Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Camelopardalis (Cam)
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vdB 14/15 in Camelopardalis, 



    
        

            Graeme Coates
vdB 14/15 in Camelopardalis, 



    
        

            Graeme Coates

vdB 14/15 in Camelopardalis

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vdB 14/15 in Camelopardalis, 



    
        

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            Graeme Coates

vdB 14/15 in Camelopardalis

Acquisition details

Frames:
Baader Planetarium B 36mm: 23×600(3h 50′) -20°C bin 1×1
Baader Planetarium G 36mm: 20×600(3h 20′) -20°C bin 1×1
Baader Planetarium L 36mm: 72×600(12h) -20°C bin 1×1
Baader Planetarium R 36mm: 21×600(3h 30′) -20°C bin 1×1
Chroma Ha 3nm: 42×900(10h 30′) -20°C bin 1×1
Integration:
33h 10′

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4167796

RA center: 03h30m08s.6

DEC center: +59°2822

Pixel scale: 2.711 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 5.848 degrees

Field radius: 1.545 degrees

Resolution: 2442x3298

File size: 5.6 MB

Locations: Entre Encinas y Estrellas, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura

Description

van den Bergh 14 and 15 are a pair of reflection nebula located in Camelopardalis, close to Sh2-202 (which is edging into the right hand side of the frame). vdB 15 (to the south) has an interesting pinkish/yellow component to it - it provides a real challenge in getting both the colour and saturation correct. Additionally, a very rich star field complements the field but makes it hard to prevent it overwhelming the nebulae.

By adding H-Alpha data into the mix, it enhances the regions of hydrogen emission that encroach on and faintly pervade the area: not far away to the west are the Heart and Soul - it's a very busy area of sky.

There is a tiny (almost stellar in nature at this scale!) planetary nebula, catalogued as Kohoutek 3-64, to the left of the frame, that shines like a small pink beacon in the light of H-alpha.

The brighter region of hydrogen emission to the bottom left of the image appears to be catalogued as IRAS 03306+5825/Lyder-Galt B03306+5825 - the HII region above vdB14 (and above left from Sh2-202) is catalogued as Lyder-Galt B03211+6018.

Data was captured Dec 2020/Jan 2021.

Image Capture: Paul Tribe & Graeme Coates

Processing: Graeme Coates

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Entre Encinas y Estrellas (e-EyE)