VdB141 or the Ghost nebula

VdB141, Ghost nebula

Telescope: 16″ f3.75 Dream Scope
Camera: FLI ML16803
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure: 146x5min LRGB
Date: June – July 2017
Location: Southern Alps, France


Cut-out of VdB141

The Ghost Nebula (designated Sh2-136 and VdB 141) is a reflection nebula located in the constellation Cepheus. It lies near the cluster NGC 7023. Looking at the image, especially the cut-out, the nebula’s name is easily understood. The Ghost nebula is referred to as a globule and over 2 light-years across. There are several stars embedded, whose emissions make the nebula shine in brownish colour.

ASTROBIN Image of the Day August 2nd 2017



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