VdB 41 - reflection nebula in Taurus

  Size: 1800 px      
© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2016

VdB 41 is a small reflection nebula visible in the constellation Taurus. It is located in the northwest of the star ζ Tauri, half way between the two stars of fifth magnitude 114 and 118 Tauri. It is a very weak gas filament which wraps HD 244068, a spectral class F and magnitude 10.0 star, which imparts to a whitish color of the nebula. The measurement of the parallax indicates a value of 82.5 mas , which corresponds to a distance of only 12 parsecs (39 light-years). According to these data, this is one of the stars shrouded by nebulosity closer to the Solar System.

Image details:


Center of field RA 05:29:13 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +23:26:56 (deg:m:s)
Size 1.89 x 1.27 (deg)
Pixel scale: 2.99 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 105 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: 23 Dec. 2016
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L: 6x10, R:6x10 min, G:6x10 min, B:6x10 min, Bin 2, Total Exposure Time - 240 min. (4:00 h)
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013 - 2016. All Rights Reserved
e-mail: info@irida-observatory.org
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