VdB 29 - reflection nebula in Taurus

  Size: 1800 px      
© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2016
VdB 29 is a small reflection nebula, visible in the constellation Taurus. It lies on the border with Auriga and is illuminated by a blue-white star of the main sequence of magnitude 7.4, cataloged as HD 30378, which gives the nebula its bluish color. The cloud extends in particular to the west from its central star, up to fade in a small dark region. Its distance of about 640 light years places it near the region of dark nebulae in Taurus, an area of star formation.


Image details:


Center of field RA 04:48:28 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +29:44:20 (deg:m:s)
Size 1.91 x 1.28 (deg)
Pixel scale: 2.99 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -75.3 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from Astrometry.net
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: 25 Nov., 9. Dec. 2016
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L: 6x10, R:6x10 min, G:6x10 min, B:6x10 min, Bin 2, Total Exposure Time - 240 min. (4:00 h)
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013 - 2016. All Rights Reserved
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