GAL 110-13 and vdB 158

Posted by BobFranke
on Friday, January 24, 2014

The nebula is shown rotated 90 degrees clockwise.
GAL110−13 is an elongated molecular cloud, at a distance of about 1,400 light-years, in the constellation of Andromeda. The blue reflection nebula, vdB 158, is located at the southern end of the cloud. The nearby bright B-Type star, HD 222142, illuminates VdB 158.

At 10 o'clock from vdB 158, and about halfway to the edge of the image, is the small planetary nebula PK 110-12 1. Luboš Kohoutek discovered the PN in 1963. Distance estimates range from 13.8 to 17.1 thousand light-years.

Takahashi FSQ-106ED scope
SBIG STF-8300 camera
Baader LRGB filters
Losmandy G11 mount
13.5 Hrs. total LRGB exposure

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