Barnard 3, LBN 749, LBN 758 in Perseus

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© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2018

Barnard 3 is a dusty, gassy region about 1000 light years away. Near the center is a F2 white-yellow star HD 278942 which is brighter and hotter than our Sun, and is flooding the surrounding material with ultraviolet light. The UV from the star is making the gas glow. Some other nebulae could be found on this image (see mouseover). The blue light at the top right is from the star o Persei. A two panel mosaic showing Barnard 3 and VdB 19 and o Persei can be seen below:

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Image details:


Center of field RA 03:40:21 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +32:16:14 (deg:m:s)
Size 1.96 x 1.31 (deg)
Pixel scale: 1.77 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 249 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: Red, Green, Blue, Astronomik filters
Dates/Times: 20-21 Oct 2017
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:7x10 min, R:8x10 min, G:8x10 min, B:7x10 min, Bin 1, Total Exposure Time - 300 min.
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
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