vdB 13 and friends

Posted by BobFranke
on Saturday, January 7, 2017

At a distance of about 1000 light-years, this beautiful molecular cloud is found at the very northeast corner of the constellation Aries. Three blue reflection nebulae, vdB13, 16 and 17, highlight the image. VdB 17 is also catalogued as NGC 1333. Although reflection nebulae are usually blue, the image shows two relatively rare yellow reflection nebula.

Also shown are several dark nebulae as identified by the Aladin Sky Atlas and catalogued by Beverly Lynds and Edward Barnard.

Takahashi FSQ-106ED Scope
SBIG STF-8300M camera
Baader LRGB filters
Losmandy G11 mount
Total exposure = 10 hrs.

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