Reflection Nebula in Cepheus

Uploaded 9/18/04

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 An absolutely stunning object photographically, this scientifically interesting region contains the star cluster NGC7129 off to the lower left of the image, the blue reflection nebula NGC7133, a stunning yellow reflection nebula LBN497 just below the bright blue core, and topping it off, the deep red small nebula in the field are Herbig Haro objects.

This kicks off the new shooting season, the past two or three months of heavy monsoon rains and dense clouds have made it impossible to do any CCD imaging here in Arizona. Now the storms have cleared out, the spectacular falls skies beckon!

Instrument: 12.5" f/5 Home made Newtonian Platform: Astrophysics 1200 QMD CCD Camera: SBIG ST8i NABG with Enhanced Cooling Guider: SBIG ST4 Exposure: LRGB = 90:30:30:60 (RGB Binned 2x2) RGB Combine Ratio: 1: .8: 1.2 Filters: RGB Tricolor Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing FWHM = 5.0 arcsec (Maxim DL - 10min subframe), Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 16 C CCD Temperature: -20 C Processing Tools: Maxim DL, RG Sigma, Photoshop, AIP4WIN, PW Pro, RW Debloomer. HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS


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