LBN 762 in Aries

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© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2011 - 2017

LBN 762 a bright nebula in constellation Aries. Rarely imaged, it is a Lynds Bright Nebula (Lynds, Beverly T., 1965) with an apparent size of 30 arcmin. It's a brownish color concentrated dust cloud which is a part of a much larger molecular cloud that is designated as MBM 13 (Magnani, Blitz and Mundy, 1985). High-latitude clouds are predominately diffuse or translucent and are thus difficult to detect on photographic surveys. Sandage (1976) subsequently showed that interpretation of these structures as reflection nebulosities illuminated by the Galactic plane yielded surface brightness predictions deduced from the neutral hydrogen column density. This high latitude molecular cloud of our Milky Way galaxy is a closest star nursery to our Solar System containing pre-main sequence stars.

Image details:


Center of field RA 02:59:01 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +17:31:04 (deg:m:s)
Size 1.53 x 1.1 (deg)
Pixel scale: 2.03 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 246 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: 10-11.Nov. 2018
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:10x10min., R::10x10 min, G::10x10 min, B10x10 min, Bin 2, Total Exposure Time - 400 min (6:40h).
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction,
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013 - 2017. All Rights Reserved
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