Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  LBN 495  ·  LDN 1177  ·  Sh2-136  ·  T Cep  ·  VdB141
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VdB 141 - Ghost Nebula, 



    
        

            Yizhou Zhang
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VdB 141 - Ghost Nebula

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VdB 141 - Ghost Nebula, 



    
        

            Yizhou Zhang
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VdB 141 - Ghost Nebula

Acquisition details

Dates:
Oct. 4, 2022 ·  Oct. 11, 2022 ·  Oct. 12, 2022 ·  Oct. 13, 2022 ·  Oct. 14, 2022 ·  Oct. 17, 2022 ·  Oct. 18, 2022 ·  Oct. 19, 2022 ·  Oct. 20, 2022 ·  Oct. 21, 2022 ·  Oct. 22, 2022 ·  Oct. 25, 2022 ·  Oct. 26, 2022
Frames:
Chroma Blue 50 mm: 55×300(4h 35′) (gain: 0.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Chroma Green 50 mm: 55×300(4h 35′) (gain: 0.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Chroma Lum 50 mm: 115×300(9h 35′) (gain: 0.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Chroma Red 50 mm: 56×300(4h 40′) (gain: 0.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Integration:
23h 25′
Avg. Moon age:
17.45 days
Avg. Moon phase:
46.29%

RA center: 21h14m10s.145

DEC center: +67°5745.56

Pixel scale: 0.763 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -175.436 degrees

Field radius: 0.849 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 5144x6136

File size: 18.5 MB

Locations: West Texas Observatory (WTO), TX, TX, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: West Texas Observatory (WTO)

Description

Holloween is just around the corner! Which astrophotographer will dress up like this?

Right next to the famous "Iris Nebula" NGC7023, the VdB 141, or SH2-136, is a small reflective nebula locates in the Constellation Cepheus. Another interesting object in this fabulous region full of gas and dust. Wasn't sure about the original of the name until I saw the two small figures to the left of the main illuminated part, seemingly humen (or ghosts?) looking up to the dark clouds with arms extended. 

This is a challanging project for me. Apparently I wasn't generous enough on data collection, and had a tough time on bringing out the contrast and dusty strucutre I originally imagined without being impacted by noise. Final presentation appears a bit "dirty" for that reason...

#WTO

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VdB 141 - Ghost Nebula, 



    
        

            Yizhou Zhang

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