Deep Sky Object in Winter
LBN826(Diffused Nebula in Taurus)

Date & Time: Nov 17 2007, from 27:03 to 27:34 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 10 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 12.5cm(4.9") fluorite refractor (f=1000mm, F8.0)
Auto-guided with VIXEN ATLUX Equatorial, ToUcam ProII & Guidemaster
Digital Camera: Nikon D80 (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3872×2592)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600

LBN826 / Diffused Nebula, type 3 E
R.A.05h 52m 00.0s (2000.0)
Dec.+27° 01' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size8.0'
Real Size14 light yrs.
Magnitude -
Distance6850 light yrs.
Other IDsSh2-242
This image shows you a tiny round reddish nebula lying just east of a vast supernova remnant of Sh2-240 (Simeis147) spread around a border between Auriga and Taurus. This nebula has a number of LBN826 and a diameter of about 8 arc minutes. We can capture the nebula clearly in same field of Sh2-240 on photo films or CCDs.


(Orion-Eridanus superbubble)

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