Deep Sky Object in Winter
vdB80 (Reflection Nebula in Monoceros)

Date & Time: Jan 24 2015, from 23:43 to 24:27 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 6 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with a conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)

vdB80 / Reflection Nebula, type 3 R
R.A.06h 30m 50.0s (2000.0)
Dec.-09°39' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size5.8'
Real SizeN/A
Magnitude -
Other IDsLBN 1015
In southern part of Monoceros, vdB80 is a 6 arc minutes in size reflection nebula positioned at 8 degrees NNW of Sirius. Although the nebula is much dimmed, this image can show us that the bluish lump of light has distributed around a central star.



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