VdB 54 - reflection nebula in Orion

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© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2016

VdB 54 is a reflection nebula visible in the constellation Orion.It is a small gaseous envelope that completely hides a young star, cataloged as BD-06 1287, probably located within the giant cloud LDN 1641, in its eastern part. For the star has not been determined nor the spectral class, nor the parallax. The nebula LDN 1641 is part of the giant Orion molecular cloud A, the same that also includes the Orion Nebula and many other nebulous clouds of Orion molecular complex, one of the best observable star-forming areas in the entire sky.

Image details:


Center of field RA 05:41:50 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE -06:12:40 (deg:m:s)
Size 1.92 x 1.28 (deg)
Pixel scale: 2.99 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 104 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: 7. 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
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