LBN 438 in Lacerta

© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2016
Size: 2000 px

LBN 438 is a part of the much larger molecular complex, known as Lacerta 10 (or Lac 10) and including Sh2-126, LBN 437 and others. The densest part of LBN 437 is associated with some bright young stars, among which is the variable star V375 Lacertae (or LkHα 233), - a young Ae / Be Herbig star which shows strong Hα-emission. The whole region is part of Lacerta OB1, a huge region of star formation, which is about 1200 light years away from Earth. The reddish background is due to the strong emission of Sh2-126 in the red part of the spectrum.


Image details:


Center of field RA 22:41:14 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +37:44:46 (deg:m:s)
Size 1.62 x 1.11 (deg)
Pixel scale: 1.04 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -91.3 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from
Optic(s): ASA 12" Astrograph @ f/3.6 (Newton)
Mount: ASA DDM85 Standard
Camera: SBIG STL 11000 M
Filters: Luminance, Red, Green, Blue, Astronomik filters
Dates/Times: 15 Jul. 2012
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:12x10min.,R:6x10min, G:6x10min, B:6x10min Bin 1, Total 300 min (5:00 hrs) 2 panel
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2016. All Rights Reserved
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