Barnard 228 - dark nebula in Lupus

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© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2016
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Lying in the constellation of Lupus, Barnard 228 (B228, at upper right of the image) is part of the Lupus molecular cloud. Sometimes it is called the Dark Wolf Nebula. The bright blue star in the middle is HD 140784 (or HIP 77286). According to the Catalogue of Stellar Spectral Classifications (Skiff, 2009-2016) HD 140784 have a stelar magnitude about 5.60 and a spectral type B8V.


Image details:


Center of field RA 15:46:57 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE -34:47:44 (deg:m:s)
Size 1.36 x 1.3 (deg)
Pixel scale: 1.03 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 179 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from
Optic(s): 16" f3,75 Dream Corrected Astrograph (DCA)
Mount: Astelco NTM-500 direct drive mount
Camera: Apogee Alta U-16M CCD camera
Filters: Lum, Red, Green, Blue Astrodon
Dates/Times: 29 Aug. 2014
Location: Namibia-TIVOLI ASTROFARM, S 23° 27' 40,9" / E 18° 01' 02,2"
Exp. Details:

L:6x10min,R:3x10min, G:3x10min, B:3x10min, Bin 1 Total Exposure Time 150 min.

More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2016. All Rights Reserved
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