VdB 10 in Perseus

© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2016
Size: 2000 px

VdB 10 (also catalogued as DG 12, Magakian 32, and probaly LBN 680) is a small reflection nebula in the constellation Perseus. You can find it starting from the star η Persei, an orange giant of magnitude 3.77, moving about 2 ° towards the ENE, until you reach the fourth magnitude κ Persei. From here continue in the same direction for 1.5 °, until the white star of magnitude 5.8, cataloged as HD 20041. This is at the limit of visibility to the naked eye. Long-exposure performed with the aid of a telescope allow to show how this star is wrapped by a soft haziness, which becomes apparent especially on the east and west; the nebula reflects the light of this star, thus showing a bluish color. The system star - nebula is about 1614 light years from the Earth.


Image details:


Center of field RA 03:16:05 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +57:06:43 (deg:m:s)
Size 1.46 x 1.03 (deg)
Pixel scale: 1.04 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -72.6 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: 3. Oct. 2016
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:11x10min.,R:6x10min, G:6x10min, B:6x10min Bin 1, Total 290 min (4:50 hrs)
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2016. All Rights Reserved
e-mail: info@irida-observatory.org
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