vdB 123  -  wide field

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Object identification (3.3MB)

Image with AP175

Object data of vdB123

Object type: Reflection nebula
Size: 1.7'
Magnitude: -
Constellation: Ser
Distance: 800 Ly
Notes: vdB 123 is a small blue reflection nebula, embedded in the Serpens Molecular Cloud, which is part of the large local dark cloud complex called the Aquila Rift. To the west of vdB 123 one can find the Serpens Reflection Nebulosity (SRN), a very red bipolar reflection nebula.

The faint planetary nebula HDW 9 = Sh 2-68 is also visible in the above image.

Exposure data

Date: 2017-07-22 + 2017-07-23
Location: ATHOS Centro Astronomico / La Palma (900m)
Telescope: TEC APO 110 FL (f=616mm)
Camera: Canon EOS6D (ISO800)
Mount: 10micron GM3000 HPS
Exposure time: 49x5min
Exposure time total: 4h 05min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner, Michael Hanl)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl