LDN 988  +  V1331 Cyg

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Object identification (0.9MB)

OSC widefield image

Object data of LDN988

Object type: dark nebula
Constellation: Cyg
Notes: The following dark nebulae are visible in the above image:
  • LDN 981
  • LDN 982
  • LDN 984
  • LDN 987
  • LDN 988

Many young stars including reflection nebulae are embedded in this dark nebula complex:

  • LBN 408
  • LBN 409
  • LBN 412
  • GN 21.00.7

Very interesting is V1331 Cyg, a T Tauri star located in LDN 984. V1331 Cyg is known as a FU Orionis pre-outburst candidate. This star is embedded in a circumstellar bright nebulosity and is also surrounded by helix-shaped nebula originated from the star.

Exposure data

Date: 2011-08-27 + 28
Location: Edelweissspitze / Austria (2600m)
Telescope: TeleVue NP101 (4" Apo f=540mm)
Camera: ST2000XM with CFW8 and Baader Filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Exposure time: L 33x8m / R 7x8m / G 7x8m / B 7x8m
Exposure time total: 7h 12m