LBN 437 (Sharpless 2-126)

Posted by crgood2
on Monday, February 5, 2018

LBN 437 and a (small) portion of SH2-126. Its most prominent feature is a symmetrical reflection nebula associated with the Herbig Ae/Be star V375 Lacertae. This star is also host to a bipolar jet and professional observations have detected multiple small Herbig Haro objects. LBN 437 is estimated to be about 1200 light years away but there have been multiple distance estimations based on many different methods. Whilst it makes a perfect target for astrophotographers, it is possible to visually observe the X-shaped reflection nebula.

10' LRGB; 6,4,4,5. AP RH-305/SBIG 16803/AP 1600

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