VdB 115 and other objects in Sagitarius

© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2014
Size: 2000 px

VdB 115 (also catalogued as IC 4684, Ced 154b, DG 148, Bernes 8, LBN 34, Magakian 750) is a reflection nebula in the constellation Sagitarius. It is lit by the 10 mag. star HD 165872. At the top of the image can be seen the nebula IC 1274. A much wider field, including M 8 (Lagoon Nebula), M 20 (Trifid Nebula) as well as many other objects can be found here.

Image details:

Center of field RA 18:09:10 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE -23:26:05 (deg:m:s)
Size 39.4 x 29.5 (arcmin)
Pixel scale: 1.03 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 0.0673 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from Astrometry.net
Optic(s): 16" f3,75 Dream Corrected Astrograph (DCA)
Mount: Astelco NTM-500 direct drive mount
Camera: Apogee Alta U-16M CCD camera
Filters: Lum, Red, Green, Blue, Astrodon
Dates/Times: From 23 to 29 of August 2014
Location: Namibia-TIVOLI ASTROFARM, S 23° 27' 40,9" / E 18° 01' 02,2"
Exp. Details: L: 3x10min, R: 3x10min, G: 3x10min, B: 3x10min, Bin 1
  Total Exposure Time - 120 min (2:00 hours)
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2014. All Rights Reserved
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