VdB 96 - reflection nebula in Canis Major

  Size: 2000 px      
© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2016

VdB 96 is a reflection nebula in the constellation Canis Major. It is part of the molecular cloud LDN 1660 and is mainly lit by HD 57281, a blue star of B5V class, which gives the surrounding gas a markedly bluish color. In the darkest part of the nebula there are active star formation phenomena, as evidenced by the presence of giant molecular jet HH72. This jet is made up of several components, the most obvious of which are called HH 72 A, B and C, and they are also visible in the band of visible light. A slightly larger field, including an open cluster NGC 2362 can be seen here .

Image details:


Center of field RA 07:19:49 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE -24:00:21 (deg:m:s)
Size 1.63 x 1.17 (deg)
Pixel scale: 2.99 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -75.2 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: 22 Jan. 2017
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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