VdB 32 - reflection nebula in Auriga

  Size: 1800 px      
© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2016

VdB 32 is a reflection nebula visible in the constellation of Auriga. Its detection is facilitated by the presence of bright ε Aurigae, an eclipsing variable, which in the phase of maximum reaches magnitude 2.92. The nebula reflects the light of the blue-white star BD + 44 ° 1080 of spectral class B5V and with a magnitude of 9.29, thus appears in a distinctly bluish color. Some other objects are visible on this image (see mouseover), among them the open clusters Berk 14 and Berk 15.

Image details:


Center of field RA 05:02:21 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +44:14:51 (deg:m:s)
Size 1.91 x 1.29 (deg)
Pixel scale: 2.99 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -75.1 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: 17. Dec. 2016
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L: 5x10, R:5x10 min, G:5x10 min, B:5x10 min, Bin 2, Total Exposure Time - 200 min. (3:20 h)
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013 - 2016. All Rights Reserved
e-mail: info@irida-observatory.org
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