vdB 123

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Object identification (3.7MB)

DSLR widefield image

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.

Exposure data

Date: 2017-07-22 + 2017-07-23
Location: ATHOS Centro Astronomico / La Palma (900m)
Telescope: Astro-Physics 175mm f/8 Starfire EDF with field flattener (f=1452mm)
Camera: Moravian G4-16000 with Baader filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: 10micron GM3000 HPS
Exposure time: L 21x6min / R 8x6min / G 8x6min / B 8x6min
Exposure time total: 4h 30min

Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner, Michael Hanl)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl