LBN 460 - Bright Nebula in Lacerta

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    12" RC -LRGB      
    Size: 1800 px      
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© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2013

LBN 460 is a bright nebula which is rarely imaged. I found a very few images in the internet. This interesting object which resembles a bird is about 30 arc min long and it is situated in constalation Lacerta, very close to the border with Andromeda. This nebula is a dificult object to capture and to process. It needs considerable amount of exposure time. The lonely sharp spike on the left (North) comes from the 5.6 magnitude star 16 Lac (SAO 52512).

Image details:


Center of field RA 22:57:18 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE 41:16:04 (deg:m:s)
Size 30 x 20 (arcmin)
Pixel scale: 1.04 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: North is on the left
Charts and image details obtained from
Optic(s): RC 12" with Astro-Physics corrector @ f/5 (RC)
Mount: ASA DDM85 Premium
Camera: ATIK 4000 M
Filters: Astronomik Ha, OIII filters
Dates/Times: 8 - 11.11.2012
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:17x15 min, R:7x15 min, G:7x15 min, B:7x15 min
  Bin 1, Total Exposure Time - 570 min (9:30 hours)
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013. All Rights Reserved
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