vdB 31 and three Barnard objects

Posted by dcrowson
on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

van den Berg 31 (V* AB Aur, HD 31293 and many others) is the star and faint blue reflection nebula at the center of the image.

Barnard 27 is just to the right (west) of vdB 31.
Barnard 26 is further right (west) of vdB 31 nd B27.
Barnard 28 is the dark spot right above vdB 31.

Spiral galaxy UGC 3205 (156.5 million light-years away) can be found at the bottom center of the image.

Luminance – 12x600s – 120 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

240 minutes total exposure – 4 hours

Imaged from Dardenne Prairie, Missouri (a red zone) on March 17th and November 19th, 2015 with a SBIG ST-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT90DT at f/6.7 603mm.

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/23973317631/sizes/l

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