Reflection Nebula in Orion

Uploaded 2/7/02

The constellation of Orion contains many fine showpiece nebula, however it is the smaller game that can be the most interesting and unusual. Such is the case with this object, located in the western side of the constellation. NGC1788, also known as LBN 916 is about 9th magnitude, and 5.5 arcmins in size. Central inside the nebula are several hot blue stars, and a beautiful pair of orange suns complimenting the nebulas overall cold hue.

Instrument:  12.5" f/5 Home made Newtonian
Platform:  Astrophysics 1200 QMD
CCD Camera:  SBIG ST7E w/Enhanced Cooling
Exposure:  LRGB = 60:20:20:36 (RGB Binned 2x2)
Filters:  RGB Tricolor
Location:  Payson, Arizona
Elevation:  5150 ft.
Sky:  Seeing FMHW = 2.5 arcsec, Transparency 8/10
Outside Temperature:  0 C
CCD Temperature:  -35 C
Processing:  Maxim DL, Photoshop, AIP4WIN, PW Pro.




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