Barnard 174

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Object data of B174

Object type: dark nebula
Size: 20'
Magnitude: -
Constellation: Cep
Distance: -
Notes: Barnard 174 (=LDN1164) is a very dense dark nebula, which absorbs the light of the stars behind the nebula. Infrared observations show many young stars in this region. So, B174 is an active star forming region. The above image shows a very small nebula with an intense red color in the north eastern part of the dark nebula. This nebula is a Herbig Haro object (HH354), a further sign for star forming.

Exposure data

Date: 2008-11-27 + 29 + 30
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: 12" Newtonian telescope (f=1139mm)
Camera: ST2000XM with CFW8 and SBIG Filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 2x2
Exposure time: L 23x12m / R 9x12m / G 9x6m / B 9x6m
Exposure time total: 8h 12m
Notes: bad transparency (high clouds and fog)