VdB 2, LBN 585, PLN 118 + 2.1 in Cassiopeia

© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2016
Size: 2000 px

This image shows an area of the constellation Cassiopeia near the border with Cepheus, about 1.5 degrees southeast of the nebulous complex NGC 7822 (or Sh2 - 171), which northern part is visible in the lower right corner. In the lower left makes its appearance another Sharpless object: Sh2 - 170 (or LBN 577). VdB 2 (also known as Ced 1) is a small reflection nebula, which is illuminated by the 10 mag. blue-white main sequence star HIP 1077. The nebula reflects the blue light of the star, taking itself a bluish color; the surrounding regions show signs of darkening by non-illuminated dust. The distance to VdB 2 is estimated to be 1100 parsecs (about 3590 light years). At the left from the center (please see an annotated mousover) is located the small planetary nebula catalogued as PLN 118 + 2.1. A highly magnified crop of this nebula can be seen below:

PLN 118 + 2.1

Image details:


Center of field RA 00:08:46 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +65:22:03 (deg:m:s)
Size 1.7 x 1.16 (deg)
Pixel scale: 1.8 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -72.2 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: 12 August 2015
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:6x10min.,R:5x10min, G:5x10min, B:5x10min Bin 1, Total 260 min (4:20 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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