VdB 12, VdB 13, NGC 1333 (VdB 17) in Perseus

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© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2017
This image shows an area on the border between constellations Perseus and Aries. Several objects can be identified here (see mouseover). VdB 12 is a small reflection nebula arround the 9.25 mag star HD 21110 of spectral class K4III, which gives the yellowish colour to the nebula. The star-lit cloud is a fragment of the great Perseus Cloud, a complex of dark nebulae extending to high galactic latitudes. VdB 12 is located in a peripheral position and is rather isolated from the rest of the complex, which stretches southeast towards the bright nebula NGC 1333 (VdB 17). In the entire region, star-forming phenomena are active, witnessed by the presence of young stellar objects. The distance of the system is estimated to be 980 light years from the Solar System. The bluish reflection nebula VdB 13 is illuminated by the light coming from HIP 15984, a blue star of spectral class B8. This nebulous region is also part of the Perseus Cloud, of which it is the most remote end and at the highest galactic latitude. The distance of the system is estimated at about 980 light years. The image also includes another reflection nebula: NGC 1333 (or VdB 17). Deeper and with better resolution image can be found here.

Image details:


Center of field RA 03:27:05 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +31:20:37 (deg:m:s)
Size 1.69 x 1.21 (deg)
Pixel scale: 2.99 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 186 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: 30 Aug. 2011
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:6x10min., R:6x10 min, G:6x10 min, B:6x10 min, Bin 2, Total Exposure Time - 240 min (4h).
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013 - 2017. All Rights Reserved
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